KHNL: People keep leaving Hawaii in droves and this year was no exceptlon:
It isn’t because of Hawaii’s high cost of living. Other places are expensive to live in, too.
It’s because of the massive gap between our cost of living and the pathetic excuse for pay in Hawaii.
When I worked here as a technical writer, Hawaii pay for same experience/same work was half what it was on the mainland.
Also, our disgusting – and (in my opinion) criminal and blatently discriminatory – minimum (aka starvation) wage means people have to work two fulltime jobs if they want to eat regularly and live anywhere except on the streets.
(Our continued building of housing for billionaires and corporations instead of real people who live here just makes it worse.)
So, if you had a choice of slaving away for practically nothing, or moving elsewhere with decent pay – what would you do?
Even Mary wouldn’t support the power- and money-mad ones who call themselves ‘Christian’:
Mr Mayor, members of the city council:
You love the rich. They make campaign contributions. They profit mightily from the system you support.
The homeless make no campaign contributions. They are victims of the corruption from which you profit.
They are the daily reminders of your guilt, judgement of your sin, and guaranty of your place in hell.
Note to Republican slaves of the NRA: There is no civilian use for assault rifles. None! Don’t just regulate: ELIMINATE!
Adjunct professors are only one step above unpaid interns. And they’re not getting paid a living wage, in my opinion, because of the huge pay going to university administrators!
Oh, and the criminal act of spending millions on collegiate football in the USA.
While this is specifically about Dublin, it applies to cities in the rest of the UK and in the United States.