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The Next King William T.E.A. Party Meetings:
6:30 TO 7:30 pm Thursday Jul 26, 2018

In view of the many controversies surrounding the county’s 2016 & 2017 budget, rejection of split assessments and other factors, KWTP is exploring solutions for reigning in the creeping growth and expanding cost of government. We hope the New Board will prove up to the Task.

Short video clips and brief updates on local, state and national issues. Come early if possible and see another of the stirring and inspiring videos we've found. The Meetings starts at 6:30PM - so come on in and have a seat. They begin promptly at 6:30 PM and you'll be out by 7:30 PM.
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KWTP continues to take the lead with credible information on a variety of hot-button issues at local, state and national levels.

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Items Of Interest
The World According to Michael

A Black Man who speaks his mind, brings facts to the table and expects the same from You.

Watch his You-Tube Videos (5 to 10 Minutes each) and be pleasantly Surprised with his grasp of reality.
ROADMAP FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE
The Roadmap is a comprehensive reform proposal, tackling the interrelated nature of our fiscal and economic challenges. It achieves universal access to quality, affordable health coverage, reforms the tax code& the federal job training programs and puts in place budget process reforms to get a grip on government spending.

 

 
King William Tea Party Encourages All Citizens to contact their Elected Representatives.

We have provided The Links At the bottom of our Home page - Now it is Your Turn - Use Them

At a loss for Words to Say - Go to Our King William Letters Page. Here - You will find over 30 letters written by people in King William. Find One you like and use it to send a message to your Elected Representatives. This is the only way to tell them What You Think and Want to Happen.



* Now Register Your Position on Federal Issues with our Link
Register Positions on Federal Issues Easily!
or go to
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See The Website As A Mom

Here (http://www.asamom.org/) you will find links directed to Moms and Moms at heart who work to preserve our Constitution, Country and Children's Future. Lori Parker founded the group that emphasized the importance of women in solving government issues.


               




---- Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year !!! ----


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Welcome to the new King Willam County Virgina Tea Party Website " Past Year 2018 " Page.
Below are the Events we have had and the ones we have in the works.We want to keep the citizens of
King William County informed of issues on a local, state and national level.

The King William TEA Party is an independent political movement loosely aligned with other local, state and
national TEA Parties. We are a grass roots movement who take our name from a historical act of defiance against
the King of England when Americans thought they were "Taxed Enough Already".

We believe in a return to sound fiscal policy at the federal, state and county level. We believe in Federalism and
the limits of federal power that our founders intended.

The King William Tea Party does not condone nor will it tolerate racism, sexism, or religious intolerance or bigotry
in any form within the ranks of its membership or at any of its sanctioned events.  Such beliefs, attitudes, and
activities are contrary to the basic rights of all humankind as outlined in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and
Declaration of Independence.

Our goal is for this site to keep you informed of political events, news, and issues that are important to you, the
citizens of King William County Virginia.

Our meetings begin promptly at 6:30 PM with Locations to be Announced.


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* King William T.E.A. Party's Meetings & More

Happy 2018 as we work together to make things better at local, state and national levels.

You are cordially invited to experience the “New and Improved” King William T.E.A. Party. Our meetings will be fast-paced and won’t last more than one hour. Get in, get it done, get home!

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Know of a Topic or Speaker?

Pass it along to Us - We will see if we can make it Happen !


We are always looking for a Meeting Program of Interest?


How To Make It Happen? - Come to our Meetings or Contact Us by E-mail At:
KingWilliamTEAParty@gmail.com

Or use Our "Contact Us" Link -
Contact Us

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A Walk Down Memory Lane For Our K.W Board Of Supervisors

As we age obviously certain skill sets diminish, all of us do what we can to maintain cognitive levels, hoping nature and a good set of genes staves off the ravages of old age setting in. It is also why we maintain records, and on the King William T.E.A Party website we have from the archives of 2015 the Candidate Questionnaires. It is worth a return trip since the new Chair, Bill Hodges is settling in and the Board begins the process of digesting information to shape the 2018-19 County Budget. In the event that your scheduling demands won’t allow you to take that time to revisit the Questionnaire we decided to share with you some of the Jewels from the Candidates (now Supervisors) pledges they made in the effort to secure your precious vote.

Question# 12 seemed a good starting point. The question was “Has spending under the current Board been - Too high___ Too Low___ or Where it should be____

Hodges said it was Too High and so did Stephen Greenwood? Two years of their votes haven’t seemed to jell with that opinion, all things considered.

Question #1 Name 1 item you would specifically cut from the County Budget? Greenwood stated B.P.O.L Odd since he hasn’t done anything about eliminating the hated B.P.O.L tax…..at least for those of us not granted an exemption from paying it. If you own a business in King William and you pay it you might ask the 3rd District Supervisor just when he plans on acting on his promise, or perhaps ending the exemption for the privileged Oligarch Pals

Question #2 Should the B.O.S need additional revenue next year, where would you find it?…..Greenwood answered…. “Some sort of actual cut in spending”, leaving those of us who watch the out of control spending to ask ….WHEN?

Question # 3 Should the Board exert more pressure on the School budget, which Supervisor Greenwood answered YES. If you recall last year after the budget was approved within weeks the Board of Supervisors voted first …for an additional $75,000 to give the schools, THEN several weeks later the same Board voted YES to allow the schools to re-categorize several hundreds of thousands of dollar that were in the School Text Book fund (for buying ….you know—TEXT BOOKS), ONLY TO AUTHORIZE MUCH OF THE MONEY TO BE USED FOR PAY RAISES AND ADDITIONAL HIRING. Greenwood sure exerted some more pressure on that school spending –Heh.

Question # 7 Would you support a 2 year spending freeze? Once again Supervisor Greenwood answered YES. That answer must have slipped Greenwoods mind last May when he voted YES on a budget that actually increased 4.7% -----------Where are those spending cuts Sir?

Question #10 Name 2 items in the Budget that you consider non-essential? Greenwood responded Art’s Alive & the Airport Authority…..yet last year Greenwood actually INCREASED ART’S ALIVE’s BUDGET AND NEVER SAID A WORD ABOUT ELIMINATING THE TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES TO THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY?

Question #14 Why are you running for the Board? Greenwood’s response was (and this is a real laughter) “ I am running because the citizens wishes are not being listened to, I want to try once again to cut some spending


Our group believes elected officials should be held accountable for campaign pledges and promises they make when running for office. Maybe citizens might ask our new Chairman Bill Hodges and Supervisor Greenwood to explain the clear contradictions in what they said 28 months ago, and their actions the last 2 years.

KING WILLIAM T.E.A PARTY---TAXPAYERS ONLY WATCHDOG!
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Who is my Legislator?

This one click website allows you to find all your State and
Federal Legislators at the same time. You will get Phone Number, Email,
Address, Party, District, Committees, Subcommittees and more.

Click the Link

Legislator

or go to:

http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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The Jan 25 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic is to be determined and
Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. Park around back
because they close the front door at 8.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338

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The Feb 8 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics to be covered

1. Update on the Recall Effort underway for 3rd
District Supervisor Stephen Greenwood--What are
the voters saying ?

2. Why is the King William Board of Supervisors
New Chairman Bill Hodges( 1st District ) trying to
muzzle Supervisor Dave Hansen ?

3. Information on 9 other surrounding Localities
Current Real Estate Tax Rates----And our plans to
do something about it.

4. Are K.W Schools refusing to provide salary
information and if so what are they trying to hide?
Hear the Superintendents response to the request.

5. Is Fire Chief Aigner out of control with the
spending? Learn what transpired this past week.

6. Exemptions to the B.P.O.L Tax---You'll be very
surprised at learning how extensive it is, and just
who gets a pass from a Tax many other businesses
must pay.

and -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338

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The Feb 22 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic is to be determined and
Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338

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The Mar 22 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic is to be determined and
Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338

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The Apr 12 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic is to be determined and
Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and







https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338












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The May 10 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics:
National: Gun Violence in Public Schools FACTS vs. FICTION Local Tax Payers recently watched as King William B.O.S approved a new resource Officer for the 3 other public schools at a annual cost of around $100,000. Factor in salary, a car, pension, & other heavily subsidized benefits that is a lot of money. Is the safety of school children important---of course it is. Was this necessary and will it be effective is the question. Public school systems are spending horrific amounts of money on Security.....is this a wise expenditure in lieu of the data ?

We will examine the studies and statistics on gun violence in the Nations public schools and whether or not this expenditure is warranted. Often times politicians manipulate and exploit fear, leaving some to questions is adding another resource Officer one of those very examples. Those serving on the Board who supported this can claim "well, I'm doing something"...even when something doesn't amount to much in terms of the effectiveness.

State: The State budget is still in limbo as the G.A wrestles with just how they will pay for Medicaid Expansion. As we discussed in some detail at our last meeting the actual results in Ohio have been devastating, costs have been double what was expected or estimated. What will this mean in Virginia ? TAX INCREASES are coming, the proposed tax on hospitals will not be sufficient to cover what will be a financial tsunami for Virginians.

Local: Controversy swirls around the idea of video/audio taping all public meetings, the Boards meetings and workshops, E.D.A meetings, Planning commission meetings..etc etc. How would we do this, there are equipment needs, a person to attend these meetings and set up the equipment. What purpose would this serve ? Would it eliminate what is becoming a problem on the B.O.S, namely the "nod votes" that run contrary to good government. Elected & Appointed Officials responsible for spending tax payer money should go ON THE RECORD WITH RECORDED VOTES, not this silly practice of quietly ( and off the record) signaling their intentions with head nods. Accountability is vital, and it will require a commitment in order to achieve this goal.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338

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The May 24 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic:
Prof. Gary Wolfram - Hillsdale College

"Is Capitalism Good For the Poor?" Part 1

Liberals would love for you to believe that free-market
capitalism only helps the rich, and that socialism helps the
poor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Socialism is
an evil ideology that has killed millions, while free markets
have lifted millions out of poverty. Hillsdale Prof. Gary Wolfram
will explain all you need to know to refute the liberal narrative.

and Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338

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Our Next Meeting is

The Jun 14 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic:
Prof. Gary Wolfram - Hillsdale College

"Is Capitalism Good For the Poor?" Part 2

Perhaps a fitting Biblical example would be the old passage about

"teaching a man to fish vs. giving him a fish" Progressives have carved out, nurtured and fostered a dependency on government with all of the predictable results

Class envy, resentment, identity politics have brought about a significant portion of American society that today does believe they are entitled to a basic standard of living that should be provided by government. The obvious problem with that is "government "is defined using other citizens resources, that are confiscated and redistributed to others, defined and selected by the progressive army of civil servants assigned the task of the actual redistribution. This has grown to such proportions that it now has ultimately created the back lash we are seeing by the middle class who in many instances simple want government to leave them alone and allow them to keep the income they rightfully earn.

In an explanation by the KW County Director of Social Services during the budget discussions back in April she explained ( in an answer to a programs specifics) that the money was used to buy class rings, and graduation gowns for foster children graduating from high school. Using that one example think of the absurdity in and of itself. An 18 year old that can not be expected to save a few hundred dollars over the 3 years of high school from a summer job to pay for their own class ring and gown ? If this constitutes a legitimate use of tax dollars where then is the line ? What wouldn't be justified after such a ridiculous example like this ? What lesson has that young person taken from this ? Someone else is responsible for buying my class ring and gown ? Is anyone then surprised by the type of thinking this fosters ?

Capitalism as Professor Wolfram teaches us is the economic system that has enriched America , creating the success story we became...........until politician's figured out they could use other peoples money to buy power for themselves. The problem as the Late Margaret Thatcher pointed out is that " it works until you run out of other peoples money"

Liberals would love for you to believe that free-market
capitalism only helps the rich, and that socialism helps the
poor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Socialism is
an evil ideology that has killed millions, while free markets
have lifted millions out of poverty. Hillsdale Prof. Gary Wolfram
will explain all you need to know to refute the liberal narrative.

and Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338

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The Jun 28 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics:
An update on the public sector pension problem that
has only grown worse since our last update back in the
winter and Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and
https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338
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The Jul 12 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics are to be determined and
Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and
https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338


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The Jul 26 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics are to be determined and
Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and
https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338


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The Aug 9 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics are to be determined and
Vet Topics include -- More Budget Battles,
more scrutiny of what's being done -- or not
done -- by Virginia's Republican
establishment-dominated General Assembly
vs. our "esteemed" Democrat Gov and AG.

Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens
of good will. Usually held on the second
and fourth Thursdays each month.

Location again this time is the Upper King
William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, mile past
King William High School. You can Park in the front
because the meeting ends at 7:30 PM.

Directions: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/ukw_directions.htm

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and
https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338


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KWTP in Local Newspapers

All of our local papers have been supportive by printing our meeting announcements, news releases, letters to the editor,
and often their own reporting on our events. While such coverage should not be taken as an endorsement of KWTP's goals and
objectives, it is an important community service that keeps citizens informed. Please make it a point to email or call to say
'thanks!'

Country Courier -- country.courier@live.com
Tidewater Review -- mail@tidewaterreview.com