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Posted - 08/15/2019 :  09:46:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The issue is, imo, accounting of funds and Fair distribution of said funds...

Does the DOE get a fair distribution of funds from the state? Ask a teacher.
Does DOH get their fair share? When the head of DOH tells us during the height of the dengue outbreak "You're on your own," probably not.
Do OHA & DHHL receive enough funding so all board members can approve bids for their cuz on something? Ask the cousins.
Do employees in most work places get paid what they in their opinion justly deserve?

In an interview with Yoko Ono and John Lennon before he died, when their estimated net worth was about $150 million a reporter asked if they had reached a sense of security with that much money. In other words, was it enough? Maybe, maybe not:

PLAYBOY: "Has it reached that level yet?"
ONO: "No, not yet. I don't know. It might have."
PLAYBOY: "You mean with $150,000,000? Is that an accurate estimate?"
ONO: "I don't know what we have.


Nobody ever has enough.
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Posted - 08/15/2019 :  09:53:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
accounting of funds and Fair distribution of said funds...

This problem already exists and will persist whether or not TMT is built.

Nobody ever has enough.

There is, however, a big difference between "not enough for my needs" and "enough to make sure nobody else gets what they need".

Banana republic here we come!
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Posted - 08/15/2019 :  19:57:40  Show Profile  Visit TomK's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank - you can look at some of the numbers here:


PS. This is old but still relevant:

"TMT business manager David Goodman says 20 percent to 30 percent of the $1.4 billion will be spent in Hawaii, with most of that on Hawaii Island. In round numbers, that means about $300 million to $400 million spent in the state from groundbreaking in April 2014 to completion in 2022. That includes an estimated 300 temporary construction jobs on Hawaii Island, which has yet to fully recover from the financial crash of 2008."


Edited by - TomK on 08/15/2019 20:01:38
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