By Hugh Clark
Just read and printed out the analysis by Nate Gaddis on proposed farmer market fiasco. It won’t work. He is on point.
We have acquired our fruits and veggies, for most part, at Hilo farmers’ market for about two decades. (Anne purchases; I help eat it.)
It would be a nightmare for these folks to issue receipts and keep books on a harried Saturday. Many are of immigrant stock. Some barely can make change. They likely do not make minimum wage.
What a dumb idea, just like making photos for the Maui Caveman musician illegal. A first-year lawyer will bury that stuff. This session seems to be going straight to hell in a hurry. Hanohano is not alone.
If legislators are serious about recovering lost tax revenue they should act on offshore Internet purchases from companies like Amazon and the many computer outfits.
That represents real money, not chump change.
(Hugh Clark is a retired Honolulu Advertiser reporter.)