Math on pay hikes adds up to trickle-up economics

Hawaii’s top chief executive officers’ compensation is up 28 percent.

Hawaii’s legislators receive a pay increase of 20 percent.

Maui County’s top management’s pay is up 15 percent.

Maui County’s rank-and-file staff’s pay is up 4 percent.

Hawaii’s minimum wage increase is 0 percent.

Now that is math that adds up to trickle-up economics.

Kurt Wollenhaupt