“Retirees with the Write Stuff” is a project recognizing retirees whose letters to the editor are published. Most recently, Charles Fyffe, Al Hamai, Harry Kamberis, Bob Kortkamp, Linda Linderman, Donna McGrath, Dave Meinell, Paul Shanabarger, Lenora Schur, Bill Stevens, Adam Swope, Norm Wernet, Elmer Yuen and Jack Zuckerman contributed to their state and local papers.
Thanks to Elmer Yuen from Honolulu, for example, who wrote to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, “I am a retiree on a fixed monthly income. Gov. Linda Lingle has drastically cut state programs and services while attempting to balance the budget. So many markets in Chinatown are overrun with rats at night because of a lack of health inspectors. Many seniors and retirees, who worked all their lives to help build Hawaii, need kokua [help] so they may continue to live at home and not go to a nursing home.” He strongly encouraged legislators through a general 1% general excise tax increase in order to fund important state programs instead of cutting them further.
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