Can somebody tell me where the overdue hospital, the high school or anything else South Maui has deserved or needed for years is?
Four years ago, a proposed Kihei hospital via Dr. Ron Kwon's vision of immediate local health care drew monumental support from the community but then outrage over Sen. Roz Baker's hesitation to support the facility, as it would be in direct competition of Maui Memorial Medical Center's financial bottom line, which shocked South Maui.
Four years ago, The Maui News received dozens of letters in contempt of Baker's viewpoint and lax approach in solving her constituents' needs. Not one letter has been printed in this election cycle from the community, so I guess South Maui has given up?
I didn't forget. That is why I am running again in this election on Nov. 6 to get South Maui what it deserves. Have you heard of Baker's efforts to attract another hospital developer? None, right?
Let's face it, the $21 billion debt the state has dug borrowing from the state and county employees pension fund to balance the budget each year translates into no money for South Maui's needs.
State lawmakers who have cut multiple critical programs to balance the budget aren't going to find an extra $100 million for the proposed high school before we are dead. I propose finding two smaller spots that are next to utilities and easy to develop quickly.
Don't re-elect this Democrat, she hasn't earned squat.