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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Fact Check: Carlisle misleads on his involvement in Republican Party
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 5652 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Mr. Carlisle is fortunate that his statements about his involvement in the Republican Party do not have to stand up in court.   Although he claims that he was not an “active member” and only involved for a “few months”, the fact is Carlisle was a registered party member for 4 years, chaired two State Republican Party Conventions, emceed a major party fundraiser, and ran as a party member for reelection in 2008."

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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Rep Pat Saiki challenges Adrienne King’s endorsement claim
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 7435 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

In an odd sequence of events, Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Adrienne King last week first claimed and then retracted her claim to have won the endorsements of both the Kona and Maui TEA Party groups.  Rep. Pat Saiki, Honolulu’s Republican Congresswoman from 1986 to 1990, also rejects King’s continuing use of Saiki’s name as an endorser.  

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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Prevedouros: Fiscal irresponsibility, not the Governor, is blocking Rail
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 8173 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Even Mr. Carlisle, who promises to 'put our financial house in order' admits this is not fiscally responsible.  Despite this, he wants to build a mega rail system--even bigger than the one currently planned.

"It is our belief that Hawaii’s political class is purposely waiting until after the elections, at which time it will announce a 'November surprise' of massive tax increases to pay for rail, sewers, and pay increases."

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
RTTT “farce”? HSTA, progressives already scheming to fudge accountability requirements
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 PM :: 10632 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii politicos have spent a lifetime snagging federal dollars and then doing what they please, so it is illogical and unreasonable to assume that RTTT will be any different. 

The HSTA’s worthless signature was a key to the DoE’s RTTT application being ranked third in the nation, how will they undo it?

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Djou: RTTT “is just the beginning”
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:45 AM :: 7714 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“While today’s news is promising, it is just the beginning. The road to success in the public school system is long, but with the kind of resolve that the State of Hawaii has displayed, it is not one that is impossible.”

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Lingle: RTTT “would not have been possible without Matayoshi”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:13 AM :: 5832 Views :: Education K-12

“Securing this grant is just a stepping stone.  We will now begin the hard work of implementing our education reform plan, which includes a common core curriculum tied to a new on-line state test while tracking student progress and rewarding teachers by linking 50 percent of their evaluation to student achievement.  I am especially excited about our pledge to have 100 percent of high school graduates ready for a career and college without the need for post secondary remediation programs,” the Governor added.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Aiona: RTTT selection result of shared commitment to education reform
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 10:28 AM :: 7533 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“We outlined an ambitious vision and long-overdue public education reform goals for our state, which included assisting struggling schools, improving school performance from kindergarten to college, and ensuring that all of our students are equipped and prepared to enter both college and the working environment.

“This is an historic opportunity, and we must continue to work together to implement the reforms necessary to cultivate a brighter future for our young people.”

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Monday, August 23, 2010
Ed Case: “Prevedouros and Carlisle are the change candidates against status quo Caldwell”
By Ed Case @ 2:14 PM :: 5350 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I like Panos Prevedouros: his energy and enthusiasm; outside-politics base and perspective; and fresh thinking and independence. We need him and many others like him to seek and serve in elective office. In this election, though, he and Carlisle are the change candidates against a status quo Caldwell; I don't want that vote to be split at the risk of Caldwell prevailing. As well, as a cautious mass transit supporter, I don't believe rail should be effectively scuttled on this vote. So for me Prevedouros is a yes, but not this one.

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Monday, August 23, 2010
Democrats Want to Slam Small Businesses with Massive Tax Hike: Where’s Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 12:50 PM :: 7652 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- In another attempt to distract from their record of runaway spending and economic failure, House Democrats have handed down new marching orders to Democratic candidate Colleen Hanabusa. Their latest strategy to gloss over their job-killing agenda is to instruct loyal followers like Hanabusa and her Washington friends to highlight the party’s so-called small business agenda. Likely missing from the latest directive, however, is any mention that Washington Democrats are pushing forward with a plan to slam small businesses with massive tax hikes that are certain to kill jobs, prevent businesses from hiring, and set the already-struggling economy back even more.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Djou blames spending, stimulus for lethargic economy in GOP address
By Selected News Articles @ 4:29 PM :: 6602 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

House Republicans this weekend continued to blame Democrats for a lethargic economy, charging that last year's stimulus bill has hobbled the country with debt while failing to prevent the job losses that supporters promised.

"For every problem facing our nation, the answer from Washington has been to spend and spend, and – if that doesn’t work – spend some more," Rep. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii), said Saturday, delivering the Republicans' weekly radio address.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Djou’s Statehood Day speech splashes across national media
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 7566 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Voice of America, AP, Bloomberg, Politico...they're all talking about Charles Djou's speech.  And the local media?  Oh, that's right, they're busy doing point-by-point color commentary on the trash-talking Democrats who want to be Governor.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Rep. Djou Statehood Day address carried nationwide: “We can cut $1.3 trillion right now”
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:42 AM :: 8259 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Rep. Djou: “Even if the powers-that-be in Washington do not support less government and less spending, they should at least provide those of us who do with a chance to give the American people the common-sense fiscal discipline they are demanding.”

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Friday, August 20, 2010
Nonaka: Republican Poll for Carlisle Doesn't Exist
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 6044 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"The poll numbers referenced by Mr. Carlisle in the Midweek story do not exist.  The Hawaii Republican Party has not conducted nor shared poll numbers with the Carlisle campaign and the public needs to know that the numbers he is referring could just be made up."

Peter Carlisle is not a member of the Hawaii Republican Party.  The only Hawaii Republican Party member in the race for Honolulu Mayor is Panos Prevedouros. 

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Friday, August 20, 2010
Djou meets with small businesses
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 8449 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Congressman Djou meeting with the Hawaii Restaurant Association

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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Djou working to resolve issues caused by Micronesia Compact
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 10995 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“For too long, the State of Hawaii has had to bear a disproportionate burden in providing social services for Micronesian citizens who are legally allowed to travel to the United States without visas. While Micronesian citizens comprise less than 1% of Hawaii’s population, they consume over 20% of Hawaii’s social services. This burden is simply unfair to the taxpayers of Hawaii...."

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Governor seeks public input on candidates to fill two Senate vacancies
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 7495 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 

The three names submitted by the Democratic Party to fill the vacant Senate District 22 (Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, Hale‘iwa, Mokule‘ia, North Shore) seat are:  Laura Figueira, John Kampfer and Lei Learmont.

The three names submitted by the Democratic Party to fill the vacant Senate District 7 (Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau) seat are: Ronald Kouchi, Barbara Robeson and Sandra Wright.

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Monday, August 16, 2010
Mismanagement Zoo: Is Honolulu burning $3M to demolish kiosk and put up sign?
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 4568 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

$3million to tear down $3M demolition job?

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Monday, August 16, 2010
Djou in WSJ--“Birthright Citizenship: A GOP Achievement”
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:55 PM :: 7529 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

I am the child of immigrants, a citizen by birth, and at age 39 I proudly placed my hand on the Bible and swore to protect our Constitution as a member of the U.S. Congress. My story is not unique. For more than 200 years our ancestors abandoned their homes and risked their lives to come here, work hard, and provide a better life for their families. The opportunity to do so is part of what makes our country the greatest on Earth.

I understand that our immigration system is broken and share the frustration of so many Americans with our porous borders. America needs comprehensive immigration reform; it is critical to our nation's future. But it is simply unrealistic to believe that we can fix the problem by amending the Constitution.

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Monday, August 16, 2010
Great news: Rep. Lyla Berg still taking grief for “Islam Day”
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 11743 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

It took 15 months, but the Advertiser has finally slipped up and mentioned the possibility that the scheduling of Hawaii Islam Day had something to do with celebrating Islam on September 11.  Even better, Volcanic Ash columnist David Shapiro August 11 ruefully admits:

“state Rep. Lyla Berg is still taking grief in her campaign for lieutenant governor for a resolution she sponsored declaring last September 24 as Islam Day.”

If confirmed by the results of the September 18 Democratic Primary, this will be good news.  It is also a teachable moment. 

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Sunday, August 15, 2010
State Zoning Statutes As "Environmental" Laws - More On HAWSCT's Ala Loop Decision
By Robert Thomas @ 11:09 AM :: 6382 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Environment

In County of Hawaii v. Ala Loop Homeowners, (July 9, 2010), the Hawaii Supreme Court held that certain state zoning laws are "environmental" laws that may be enforced by private plaintiffs. The court held "[w]e further conclude that article XI, section 9 of the Hawai'i Constitution creates a private right of action to enforce chapter 205 in the circumstances of this case."

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Friday, August 13, 2010
Djou on KITV: "Voters voted against the establishment...I look forward to November"
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 7120 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“My responsibility is first and foremost to represent the people of Hawaii and that is absolutely what I have been doing. I think what you saw in the special election is that the majority of the people didn’t vote against me. The overwhelming majority of the voters voted against the establishment. They didn’t like the status quo and felt that the current representation in Congress needs a fundamental change. That’s what I’ve been doing, and that’s who I’m representing. I look forward to the judgment of the voters again in November.”

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Friday, August 13, 2010
Rasmussen: Only 26% of Americans strongly approve of Obama
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 7350 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Stimulus: Dems take $708/year from poor families
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 7224 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This Bill will have the dubious distinction of being the first ever to lower SNAP benefits from one period to the following period. For the first time ever, SNAP recipients will see their monthly benefits shrink. A family of four can expect their benefits to drop about $59 a month starting in April 2014. ($59 x 12 = $708/yr)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Job Killer: Latest Bailout funded by $11B in taxes on US exporters
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:45 AM :: 7049 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Today the House of Representatives is expected to approve yet another bailout for those states that have proved incapable of controlling their spending on government worker pay, benefits and pensions. The $26.1 billion price tag will be funded in part by $11 billion in tax hikes on U.S. companies that compete internationally.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
How much GE Tax Hike did Hannemann, Schatz and Caldwell promise HGEA?
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 1:21 AM :: 5565 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"The HGEA Union Bosses have made it clear that a prerequisite for their endorsement is a commitment from candidates to raise the GET tax in order to pay them off.  Hannemann, Schatz and Caldwell need to come clean with Hawaii voters and tell them how big of an increase they promised so we know just how much more in taxes we can expect to pay if they get elected."

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Lingle: Latest Federal Bailout slashes Hawaii food stamps and highway funds
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 12:57 AM :: 7672 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"... in order to pay for this latest $26 billion bailout of states, the Democrat-controlled Congress cut almost $12 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), at a time when a record number of Americans – including almost 141,300 Hawai‘i residents – depend on this assistance to subsidize their food purchases.

“In addition, Congress rescinded $2.2 billion in unobligated highway funds, including an estimated $10 million that would have been used for Hawai‘i highway projects. 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Does Colleen Hanabusa Support Her Party’s Spending Addiction?
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 6418 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

With unemployment at 9.5 percent and the national debt at an all-time high, the last thing middle-class families need is more of the Democrats’ reckless spending agenda. Instead of calling Congress back into session to create private-sector jobs, House Democrats have once again dismissed an opportunity to rein in runaway government spending and provide the fiscal discipline needed to create jobs.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
City, State, EPA agree to Federal consent decree for Honolulu sewage treatment
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 9046 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

(08/10/10) HONOLULU – A comprehensive settlement has been reached with the City and County of Honolulu that will address Clean Water Act compliance at Honolulu’s wastewater collection and treatment systems, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, Hawaii Department of Health, and three environmental groups announced today.

The settlement which also resolves lawsuits brought by the Sierra Club, Hawaii’s Thousand Friends and Our Children’s Earth Foundation, includes a comprehensive compliance schedule for the city to upgrade its wastewater collection system by June 2020. Under the settlement, the Honouliuli wastewater treatment plant will need to be upgraded to secondary treatment by 2024. The Sand Island plant will need to be upgraded by 2035, but could be extended to 2038 based on a showing of economic hardship.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Djou on FOX Business News: “Congress is willing to spend any amount of money to protect a government job”
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 7066 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The problem in Congress today is that it seems that the universal answer to every one of our nation’s problems is spend, spend, and—if that doesn’t work—spend some more. And this particular bill that we’re voting on today fits exactly in that genre—‘Spending can fix all of our nation’s woes.’

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Showdown in DC: Djou says “no” to $26B in federal pork
By News Release @ 12:06 PM :: 7287 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Editor's Note: For decades, Hawaii Democrats have based their power on their ability to get federal pork from DC.  Charles Djou is directly challenging the desirability of their pork.  This vote is probably the most direct challenge in decades to Hawaii Democrats' basic strategy.  Will it be a winning issue for Djou?  Election Day is Nov 2.

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Monday, August 09, 2010
Djou attends Iraq mobilization ceremony of former unit
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 9641 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I was honored to attend the mobilization ceremony today (Sunday Aug 8, 2010) for the 305th MPAD/9th MSC. It was a particularly special honor to be with a number of soldiers from the 1101st GSU, my former unit in the Army Reserve, who will be deploying to Iraq with the 305th."

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Saturday, August 07, 2010
Djou on MSNBC: “We’ve lost 2.5 million jobs since the stimulus package was created. That’s not progress.”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 7809 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) appeared on MSNBC today with guest host Cenk Uygur to discuss the current economy, today’s disappointing jobs numbers and the need to create more private sector jobs by enacting pro-growth policies.

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Friday, August 06, 2010
Rejected 14-8 by Senate Democrats: Judge Leonard had more judicial experience than Elena Kagan
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 7710 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here's the real reason: "Sen. Clayton Hee, in opposition, raised concerns about whether Leonard would be open enough to Native Hawaiian rights. A court that strictly follows the rule of law may not have led to the recognition of customary Hawaiian rights, he said."

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Friday, August 06, 2010
Djou, Micronesian Ambassador: “Status quo is not working”
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 10087 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Congressman Djou articulated his concerns about the impact of Micronesian immigration to Hawaii on the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii's social service programs. Congressman Djou and Ambassador George both acknowledge that the status quo is not working.

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Friday, August 06, 2010
What Happened to the “Recovery Summer,” Colleen Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 6486 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- The Obama White House promised this would be a summer of economic recovery, but after another disappointing month of high unemployment it is evident that is simply not the case. Now, Hawaii families can add another false promise to their growing list of grievances against Colleen Hanabusa's out-of-touch Democrat friends, whose runaway spending addiction has led the economy astray. With unemployment standing at 9.5 percent and over 130,000 jobs lost last month, Hawaii families are feeling burned by Hanabusa's Washington friends, whose trillion-dollar stimulus has failed to bring them out of this jobless recovery.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010
Kaauwai: “Democrats try every trick to keep Lingle from appointing next Chief Justice”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:52 PM :: 5144 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Democrats in the Senate have tried every trick in the book to prevent Governor Linda Lingle from appointing the next Chief Justice. They put a question on the ballot to change the retirement age for judges which was voted down by voters and now they are trying to vote down an obviously qualified judge, with Judiciary Chair Brian Tanaguchi telling the media after the hearing that the five men on the list were all qualified. This is height of hypocrisy."

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Monday, August 02, 2010
Poll: Djou leads by 8% margin
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 9953 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Just two-and-a-half months after winning his special election in HI-01, a new poll from Rep. Charles Djou's (R) camp shows he starts the general election in a rather strong position. In the survey, Djou led state Senate Pres. Colleen Hanabusa (D) 50-42%.

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Monday, August 02, 2010
Legislative races: Mainland “Gay Victory” money flowing to molester’s buddy Joe Bertram and HB444 sponsor Blake Oshiro
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 AM :: 14664 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mainland gay activists are doing everything they can to make sure that Hawaii remains under the thumb of child-molester advocate Rep Joe Bertram (D-Kihei) and HB444 sponsor Rep Blake Oshiro (D-Aiea).  The multi-million dollar Washington, DC-based Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund names Oshiro as one of its “featured candidates” pumping mainland gay money into Oshiro’s campaign as he faces off against a strong Democrat Primary challenge from Honolulu Councilmember Gary Okino, a firm opponent of HB444.

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Friday, July 30, 2010
Djou: Fiscal Restraint Necessary at All Levels of Government
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 6393 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawai‘i has become one of the least business-friendly states in America. Having served in the Hawai‘i State House and on the Honolulu City Council, I know that we cannot continue to punish businesses and still provide for a prosperous Hawai‘i.

But the anti-business policies that I fought in state and local government are dwarfed by the tax-and-spend agenda that I am battling in the United States Congress. It seems that for every problem facing our nation, the government’s answer is to spend and spend some more.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Nat’l Dems on Hanabusa: "We now have sweetness and light in Hawaii — or at least we don't have a lot of darkness."
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 7584 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, who split the Democratic vote with former Rep. Ed Case in the May special election, is the party's presumptive nominee against Djou.

"We now have sweetness and light in Hawaii — or at least we don't have a lot of darkness," Hoyer said.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Djou: Not realigning forces to Guam a “major geopolitical mistake”
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 9146 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Congressman Djou’s amendment would’ve restored, through offsets, the necessary funding to one of the largest movements of military assets in decades while helping to maintain a robust military presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Congressman Djou’s amendment would’ve increased funding for military construction projects necessary to realign Marine Corps forces to Guam.  The funds would come from offsets within H.R. 5822....

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Djou renews call for Free Trade with South Korea
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 10210 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) gave the following speech today from the floor of the U.S. House, advocating for a stronger and deeper relationship with the Republic of Korea...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Djou: “Truth in Spending Act would force Congress to live by financial forecasts”
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 PM :: 7832 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Congressional Budget Office employs talented economists whose job it is to study every aspect of every bill and predict how much each will cost – or how much each will save – years into the future.

They are good, but they are not infallible soothsayers. Economic predictions that are off just a little in a year can become wildly inaccurate over the course of decades.... 

When costs are higher than or savings lower than predicted, the Truth in Spending Act creates a fast-track process to reduce excess costs through legislation.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Djou cosponsors legislation to help small business with tax relief
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 6417 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“To stimulate the economy and help small businesses, I am proud to join my colleagues in co-sponsoring the Small Business Assistance and Relief Act. Whoever is in the majority—whether Democrats or Republicans—we need fiscal responsibility in Washington, D.C. and tax relief for every working family and small business to get our economy moving again.”

H.R. 5554, the Small Business Assistance and Relief Act, will help small businesses thrive by providing tax relief, reducing regulatory burden and boosting lending in the currently tight credit environment.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Would Colleen Hanabusa Support Obama’s Small Business Tax Hike?
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 6696 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“After supporting a Democrat agenda that has buried Hawaii taxpayers under a mountain of reckless government spending and record-high debt, it looks like Colleen Hanabusa could once again support a job killing tax hike that would devastate the economy even further,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Small businesses are looking for some much-needed relief, but all they’re getting from Washington is the uncertainty that comes from the Democrats’ harmful agenda. If Hanabusa can’t finally stand up against the Democrats’ tax-hiking agenda, it will prove once and for all that her loyalties do not lie with Hawaii businesses and families.”

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
VIDEO: Djou on Fox Business News
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 7729 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Raising $3.8 trillion in new taxes at any time is a bad idea. Raising these taxes in the middle of an economic downturn is a terrible idea. The current majority in Congress has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to try and turn around the economy with the so-called ‘stimulus’ package. It has utterly failed.”

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Monday, July 26, 2010
Gov. Lingle appoints retired Moanalua Principal Wong to BoE
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 4769 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today appointed Caroline S. Wong to the Board of Education to fill the seat vacated by Breene Harimoto, who resigned last month.  Wong will serve on a temporary basis until a new member is elected in the November General Election to serve out the remaining two years of Harimoto’s term.  Her appointment takes effect immediately.

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Monday, July 26, 2010
Djou cosponsors Iran Sanctions: Bill becomes Law
By News Release @ 12:13 PM :: 6132 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The legislation penalizes entities that assist Iran in importing refined petroleum or in maintaining or expanding Iran’s domestic refining capacity. These sanctions penalize foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, aid Iran’s nuclear program or support Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism. I was proud to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in supporting these sanctions.  

The bill that I co-sponsored has now become law, signed by the President on July 1, 2010.  

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Sunday, July 25, 2010
DoE spends $50M for free software
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 10244 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

The DoE is paying millions of dollars to contractors for software when equal or superior alternatives are available elsewhere at lower cost--often free of charge. This wasteful spending is the direct result of the cozy, revolving door relationship between the contractors and the DoE officials who direct business their way.

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Friday, July 23, 2010
Hawaii lawsuit challenges use of racial identification on birth certificates
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 AM :: 9426 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Setting snark aside, there is a real issue here: Is it appropriate for a state to require parents to declare their races so they can be stamped on to their children’s birth certificates, where they will remain in perpetuity? As of 1993, only five states had such policies in place. Now, over 15 years later, we have a multiracial president in the White House. Is it still necessary to insist upon racial identification on birth certificates — or is it time to discard such policies as outdated and counterproductive?

What valid purposes are served by such policies? Don’t they just exacerbate the problem of excessive race-consciousness in this country? To quote the wise words of Chief Justice John Roberts, “[t]he way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” And the way to stop discriminating on the basis of race is to stop knowing or caring what race a person is. [FN1]

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