Hawaii Tribune Herald: Your Views for April 23

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"In Hawaii, the top 1 percent pay just 7 percent of their income in taxes, while the middle class (80 percent of our people) pay about 12 percent. The poorest group (the bottom fifth of the population) pay a whooping 13.5 percent of the income in taxes because of the hidden GET (according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy and the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice)."

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