No Mo Common Sense

Paddlers Inn had four previous owners with a liquor license to operate a bar restaurant.  New local owner owns two establishments with liquor license; one on Kauai and one on Oahu, and has been given the third degree by Maui County. Six months later and today no liquor license. This equals fifteen to twenty people without work, less income tax to the state and federal government, commerce to Molokai and Maui County, and more unemployment claims.  

In my opinion, too many county rules and regulations have taken over common sense. The application process for business permits ought not to be the same for Molokai as it is for Maui.  One size does not fit all.  Over regulation for business, in my opinion, is a national security issue.  More people unemployed, less tax revenue in the general fund equaling a threat to the Department of Defense, Education, Social Security, Medicare, etc. In 2011, government ought to put their “common sense hat” on when issuing permits for businesses.  Try a little common sense…it gets a bigger bang for the dollar.

Mele Kalikimaka and Haoli Maka Hiki Hou!
Larry Helm
Concerned Citizen


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