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House District 48 - Kahaluu | Ahuimanu | Kaneohe

Kaimanu Takayama (L)

Age: 42
Job: Owner, Life Energy Resources of Hawaii
Background: Volunteered as AYSO soccer coach, coordinated canned food drives for Hawaii Foodbank

Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?

No, the state of Hawaii cannot meet it’s current short or long-term financial obligations and with the price of private schools rivaling a college education, such a cost would only result in higher taxation or increased debt, both of which serve to hinder economic growth.

What is your one big idea?

Eliminate ALL taxes, especially the income tax, in favor of a flat-rate sales tax not applicable to food or medical care. People should be able to keep 100 percent of their earnings. A national sales tax around 15-20 percent and a state sales tax around 10 percent is estimated to be sufficient.