King William County Virginia
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Vet Our meetings begin promptly at 6:30 PM
on the 2nd and 4th Thursday Jan - Oct with Nov & Dec To be Determined. !!!

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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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Election results in Strongly Conservative King William County
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KW is Corey Stewart country and Matt Waters did particularly well despite a news blackout in our local papers of his recent campaign visit to KW .

Click the Link

Senate
or go to"
Senate -- https://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2018%20November%20General/Site/Locality/KING%20WILLIAM%20COUNTY/United%20States%20Senate.html
Even though Repub. Wittman is badly flawed, KW's Three Budget Stooges better look long and hard at the poor showing of tax and spend Dem. Williams county-wide and in their districts in particular.

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House
or go to"
House -- https://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2018%20November%20General/Site/Locality/KING%20WILLIAM%20COUNTY/Member%20House%20of%20Representatives%20(01).html

Meanwhile, the $21 TRILLION DOLLAR National Debt piles up on the back of our kids and grandkids. There may be some hope even in a Democrat-controlled House of Reps. Come hear Jim Bacon's LIFEBOAT VIRGINIA presentation tomorrow night at the KW Admin Bldg.

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BACON'S REBELLION MARCHED INTO KING WILLIAM !

ON THURSDAY, Nov. 8th, 6:30 PM at the KW County Admin. Bldg.

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Bacon's Rebellion is Virginia's leading politically non-aligned portal for news, opinions and analysis about state, regional and local public policy.

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Bacon's Rebellion



James A Bacon

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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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HOORAH!

The Democrats have finally joined the Tea Party. Now let's go after all those RICH FARMERS with FARM USE TAGS on their vehicles while equally hard working citizens pay thousands annually to license and insure their "work" trucks.

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King William T.E.A. Party's 9th birthday celebration

King William, Virginia, August 9th , 2018

Regulars, supporters and well wishers gathered in the Upper King William Library to celebrate nine years of volunteer, grass-roots activism in King William County, “comforting afflicted taxpayers and afflicting the comfortable power structure.”

Robert Shannon, the group's founder and driving force, took the opportunity to thank attendees for their many contributions “in helping to keep the group the viable and thriving organization it still is today, an amazing nine years of volunteer watchdog service since our very first meeting.”

“Whether it has been to help dig post holes and painting signs, helping with the education program, lending your skills to creating our paid ads, skillfully maintaining our website and Facebook pages, or the myriad of other tasks that have kept us going strong--Thank you !” Shannon said.

“It is the collective efforts of so many who have contributed to this group being recognized as one of the most effective T.E.A Party groups in Virginia. That is only possible because of you and the hard work and generosity of the Patriots who comprise our group.”

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Meetings of KWTP are open to all citizens of good will. 6:30 PM on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Usually at Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage, in the Sharon Office Park, ¼ mile past King William High School.

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

Photo: Members and supporters of the King William T.E.A. Party (Taxed Enough Already) at the Upper King William Library on Thursday, August 9th celebrating the group's ninth anniversary. Contributed photo

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Ladies and gentlemen

KWTP had a very positive presence at County Fest today as seen in the attached pix. Lots of good folks stopped by to cheer us on












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The King William Tea Party Wed Dec 12, 2018 and Jan 10, 2019 meetings:

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Vet Our Next Meeting is

Wed Dec 12 at 6:00 pm for our Annual Christmas Social



The Dec 12 meeting will - as a attendant at each and every one of
the past Socials - I can attest - you will have some of the best
food to be found that night !

Same practice as before---everyone brings a covered entrée or desert,
everything else will be provided compliments of the group.

The Library has informed us of some new rules regarding the use of the Meeting Room. This applies when food is brought into the room.

NO CROCK POTS OR ELECTRIC WARMING DEVICES MAY BE PLUGGED INTO ANY OF THE ELECTRICAL OUTLETS. PLEASE BRING YOUR ENTREE OR DESSERT READY TO SERVE AS IS.

No Business will be conducted. Special recalling of all that we have
to be grateful for and appreciation to our Creator for giving us His
guidance and wisdom He bestowed on our efforts .

KWTP's fast paced and info packed meetings are open to all citizens of good will.
They begin at 6:30 PM and you'll be out by 8 PM.

Meeting Location For Dec 12:

Upper King William Library
694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage
In the Sharon Office Park after King William High School.


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Our Following Meeting is

The Jan 10 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, ¼ 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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Future Meetings
Dec 12 - Christmas Party, Jan 10

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Wharton's Olivia Mitchell and Leora Friedberg of the University of Virginia discuss the $4.4 trillion public sector pension shortfall.

Not Enough time, Not Enough Money

Sanitation workers, firefighters, teachers and other state and local government employees have performed their duties in the public sector for decades with the understanding that their often lackluster salaries were propped up by excellent benefits, including an ironclad pension. But Moody’s Investors Service recently estimated that public pensions are underfunded by $4.4 trillion. That amount, which is equivalent to the economy of Germany, accounts for one-fifth of national debt. It’s a significant concern for public employees who were banking on a fully funded retirement to get them through their golden years.

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Help Wanted Ad
King William T.E.A. Party Needs Your Help.
We are looking for Citizens who wish to Preserve The country They were born in.
The job will ask for One hour of your Time per Week.
Bring your Talents, Interests and Concerns for the Future of our Country and
the K.W. TEA Party will have a place for you.

Pay - Have the Satisfaction of knowing Your efforts will make a Difference.

How To Apply - 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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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 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
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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.

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Legislator

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"DID YOU KNOW"

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The Mindset of Our Elected Officials

1. Support the continuation of increased State funding for the K-12 Education
2.Support equal authority among all of the counties to levy & collect a tobacco tax
3.Enable counties , on the initiative and action by their governing bodies, to
establish a meals tax, without referendum, at a rate not to exceed 8 percent.

Let's invite King William taxpayers to see for themselves the mindset of our elected
officials. 16 States have experienced declining school age populations and " increased funding"
as if no consideration should be even weighed as to KW student population projections.......just
increase the funding ?

The second and third both note either a new tax or authority to raise an existing one ( meals tax).
The special wording----WITHOUT REFERENDUM--- is worth highlighting since it clearly embodies
the mentality that citizens should shut up and just sit down............"we know what's best for you"

This is a textbook example of why I have driven the issue of the G.A passing Referendum Reform here
in Virginia. The Wall St. Journal cited 2 years ago in an article discussing the various states laws
on Citizen driven referendums, and called out Virginia ,stating " Virginia's referendum laws are from
the dark ages" Perhaps this might make a interesting topic for the local newspapers who might have
some interest in exposing why the G.A drags their feet, when citizens want more control over local
taxing/spending related issues. It is not without note that they included that very specific language"
without referendum" in their letter.

These Board members continue to cite the " state mandates" that drive spending up in localities
being forced to spend money to satisfy these mandates forced upon them. Perhaps I missed it....but
do you see any mention of asking the G.A to freeze or eliminate any of these mandates they like to
whine about ? Or is it perhaps just a convenient excuse they roll out again and again when they raise
taxes ?

Bob Shannon

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School Spending Will Increase This Year In Spite Of Falsehoods Promoted By Chairman Greenwood
Greenwood Called A Reduction In Debt Service Payments A Spending Cut
Greenwood Campaigned And Told Voters He Intended To Cut Spending
Greenwood Claimed - The Level Of Funding Initially Proposed By The State And Later Reduced
A "Spending Cut" To The School Budget

-------------The Facts Tell A Different Story------------------

Kw County Schools Will Spend Hundreds Of Thousands More This Year
Than Last Year------Greenwood Is Misleading Citizens, And He Knows It!
Does A School System With 4 Schools Really Need A Superintendent And
An Assistant Superintendent?
These 2 Positions Alone Account For
Almost $300,000 In Annual Salaries /Benefits !

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Kw County Has An Excessive Reserve Fund Of Some 6.4 Million Dollars?
The .02 Reduction In The Real Estate Tax Rate Is Nothing More Than
A Loan Of Your Money To Give A Home Owner A $38 Reduction In His/Her Tax Bill
Greenwood Borrowed (From You) $38 To Give You A $38 Tax Reduction On Your Tax.

-------------Does That Make Any Sense To You?--------------

Why Does The B.O.S Keep Such A Large Reserve Balance?
To Fund Their Pet Projects And Wish List Items
This Is Why Government Spending Is Out Of Control.
The Solution
----Reduce The Reserve Fund Level Permanently.
If Citizens Allow Them To Keep This Large Balance - Just What Will They Do?

-------------Spend, Spend ,Spend !---------------------------

Supervisor Greenwood , Moskalski And Hodges Voted To Fund A New Regional
Government Economic Commission With Your Tax Dollars
This - In Spite Of Not Answering The Following Question........
What Do We Have To Show For The $200,000 Spent In The Last 10 Years
On An " Economic Consultant " Where Did That Money Go, To Whom And For Just What


------------- Specifically ? ------------

Either They Can Not Or Will Not Answer That Question---We've Tried
So Why Throw More Of Our Hard Earned Money In Another


-------------- Government Boondoggle Program -----------------

85% Of The Money Will Be Spent On Salaries /Benefits For Another
Government Entity With Nothing To Show For It, No Different Than The Last
10 Years And $200,000 Already Spent That They Refuse To Account For !

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Current Items Of Interest !!

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The K.W. Board of Supervisors Meetings for Public Comment are held on the 4th Monday of each month, except for November and December, when the meeting will be held on the 3rd Monday in November because of the Thanksgiving holiday and the 3rd Monday in December because of the Christmas holiday.

(unless protocol is changed).

Want Things to Turn Around - Let Them Hear
Your Opinion.

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To See the Board of Supervisor Meeting Dates, Contact
information and Agendas - Click on Our Link

Meeting Dates
or go to:
http://kingwilliamcounty.us/government-overview/boards-commissions/board-of-supervisors/

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King William County Public Schools Website

If you wish to be informed about our School System ?

Then use the below link to get the information
most people ask - "Why didn't someone Tell me?"

(Budget, Inclement Weather Guidelines, Quick Links,
Parent Portal, etc.)

To go to the Website - Click on Our Link

Website

or go to:

http://www.kwcps.k12.va.us/CalendarWeekView.aspx?eventID=22181&schools=0&schoolid=0&viewDate=1/19/2016

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The Preparedness Experts Group has a PDF file
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may have to take care of your own Medical needs?


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You can buy lectures or the Proceeding Lecture Notes in book form for each yearly Conference.


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Meeting Location


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Older Items Of Interest !!

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Register and you can vote a position on a bill, read other comments and send email letters electronically.
It will go to the senators or reps for your district. They may not always vote your way but you can make
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King William Tea Party Encourages All Citizens to contact their Elected Representatives.

We have provided The Websites Below - 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.

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Want to write Virginia's Governor and Share your thoughts?

Use Our Link
Virginia's Governor
or go to
http://www.governor.virginia.gov/aboutthegovernor/contactgovernor.cfm

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King William is now represented in the State Senate by Republican Thomas Norment and To Reach Him

Use Our Link
Senator Thomas Norment
or go to
http://senatornorment.com/

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King William’s State Delegate is Republican Chris Peace and To Reach Him

Use Our Link
Delegate Chris Peace
or go to
http://www.chrispeace.com/

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King William’s US Congressman is Republican Rob Wittman (Our 1st District) and To Reach Him

Use Our Link
Congressman Rob Wittman
or go to
www.wittman.house.gov

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Our US Senators are both Democrats:


To Reach Senator Mark Warner
Use Our Link Senator Mark Warner
or go to
http://www.warner.senate.gov/
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To Reach Senator Tim Kaine
Use Our Link Senator Tim Kaine
or go to
http://www.kaine.senate.gov/

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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

KING WILLIAM T.E.A. PARTY

Next Meeting:

6:00 to 7:30 PM Wed Dec 12, 2018

Items to be covered are Important local, state and national issues.


KWTP's fast paced and info packed meetings are open to all citizens of good will. They begin promptly at 6:30 PM and you'll be
out by 7:45 PM.

Participation in the KING WILLIAM T.E.A. PARTY (Taxed Enough Already) are open to all citizens of good will. No signup, no dues,
no obligation. KWTP is an all-volunteer, grass-roots group of citizens who believe in honoring the US Constitution, limiting the
size and power of government at all levels, cutting spending, and reducing taxes. Find us on Facebook and www.kwteaparty.com

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 Videos start at 6:45PM and The Meeting starts at 7:00PM - so come on in and have a seat anytime.

Welcome to the new King Willam County Virgina Tea Party Website

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 next Meeting is on Dec 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Upper King William Library 694-J Sharon Road - Central Garage
In the Sharon Office Park after King William High School.

Chairman --------- Robert Shannon
Vice Chairman -- Vacant
Treasurer --------- Fred Krauss
Secretary --------- Robert "Sarge" Bruce


E-mail us at:
KingWilliamTEAParty@gmail.com



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