Contrarily, every 30 months, each politician and government employee has received pay increases with no loss of benefits during this time frame. This action by the governor is egregious and cries out for a sense of fairness.
It seems $18 million may appear to him as petty cash after being in Congress. To the people of Hawai‘i though, it is a mountain of money. Sir, it is money we don’t have and will only intensify our ultimate balance of the books.