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KING WILLIAM T.E.A. PARTY
The Next King William T.E.A. Party Meetings:
6:00 TO 7:30 pm Thursday Nov 15, 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
https://www.popvox.com/home




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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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.

Click the Link

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 MARCHEED INTO KING WILLIAM !

THURSDAY, Nov. 8th, 6:30 PM at 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.

Click the Link

Bacon's Rebellion



James A Bacon

or go to:
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/














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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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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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Matt Waters - Libertarian Candidate for the U.S Senate 2018
is to speak at the K.W.T.P Meeting - Thursday October 25 at 6:30---- Library

Mr. Waters positions and the reasons why he is running can be found at www.MattWaters.com He is deeply concerned about the National Debt and the only Candidate in this race who has signed the NO NEW TAXES PLEDGE. Makes you wonder why Corey Stewart wouldn't sign such a pledge ?

To Visit Matt's Website - Click on Our Link

Matt

or go to:

https://mattwaters.com/

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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.

To Listen to the podcast and read the background information - Click on Our Link

Pension

or go to:

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-time-bomb-inside-public-pension-plans/

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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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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 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, 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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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, ¼ 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, ¼ 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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Vet Our Next Meeting is

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, ¼ 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, ¼ 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, ¼ 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, ¼ 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, ¼ 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, ¼ 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, ¼ 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, ¼ 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:

The King William T.E.A Party is also planning our 9th Anniversary Celebration for
Thursday August 9th, which happens to be precisely the day back in 2009 when this group had
its first meeting. Where did the 9 years go !
No Business will be conducted.



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. 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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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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The Aug 23 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics: On Thursday August 23 Rick Ryan will share his
analysis of the Survey we completed several weeks
ago. Question were asked as to what our members
thought should be our groups top priorities. Rick
has done a thorough examination and we will share
and discuss the results. This survey was pursued
for a very simple reason, namely that any small
grass roots civic organization operates with limited
resources, time, talent and money. Are we using
those resources in the most wise and effective
fashion.....we will talk about that and more
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. 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 Sept 13 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics:
National: It is becoming very clear that Congress refuses to tackle the single largest threat facing America---THE DEBT TIME BOMB. Both parties refuse to face up to their responsibilities and continue in their cowardly ways to avoid the tough choices necessary to restore some fiscal sanity to the issue of SPENDING. Political leverage has to be utilized as an effective tool responsible voters wield if any progress is to be made. This past week a interesting discussion ensued on The Bull Elephant on the topic of holding politicians accountable. A review of the starkly contrasting " censures" written by county republican party committees , ranging from genuine tough hard lines ( Culpepper County) to the milquetoast civility of ( Fauquier County) provides valuable insight into the internal war being waged for the very heart & soul of a party that conservatives used to consider home, a party that had bedrock principles they defended vigorously. What specifically can we do to further the discussion ? It warrants to focus on the short term vs. the long game.

State : Thursday we will review the excellent response generated by our own Rick Ryan to the proposed 70 million dollar grant that Governor Northam wants to award the Micron Corporation. As a Engineer with a specialization in Power Generation, Rick has documented and detailed precisely why this is a waste of taxpayer money. Yet another example of crony capitalism at it's worst. While it is always done under the guise of "targeted economic development" it most often is nothing more than politicians rewarding corporate campaign donors. What can be done about it---PLENTY-- if a coordinated effort is undertaken to solicit , secure and then publish each member of Virginia's General Assembly and record where they stand on this grotesque practice. How hard would it be to ask Del Chris Peace, Keith Hodges, Tommy Norment and Ryan McDougal ( our area representatives) to go on record as to YES or NO regarding this 70 million dollar scam ?

Fred Krauss will update us on the rapid speed the high speed internet industry is advancing remedies for rural Broadband. Do we need local government spending tax payers money ?

Local : Hear the response we received from one of our School Board Reps Steve Tupponce on the question of School OPEB Other Post Employment Benefits, and what Tupponce had to say about the issue of Pension Debt

Get the latest on the $$$ Boondoggle going on with the Hamilton Holmes School Renovation Project. After 5 years of " consultations" with school officials they are discovering new needs.........major costs associated with these recently disc

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. 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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Future Meetings
Oct 11, Oct 25 - Matt Waters - Libertarian Candidate for the U.S Senate 2018, Nov 8 - Guest Speaker James A Bacon , Dec 13 - Christmas Party


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The Sept 27 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, ¼ 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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Future Meetings
Oct 11, Oct 25 - Matt Waters - Libertarian Candidate for the U.S Senate 2018, Nov 8 - Guest Speaker James A Bacon , Dec 13 - Christmas Party


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>THE UPPER KING WILLIAM LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSING EARLY (10/11/18) TODAY DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER THREAT.

KWTP's next meeting will be on the 25th:
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The Oct 11 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic:
The Public-Private Education Facilities and
Infrastructure Act of 2002 " (PPEA)
opportunities for qualifying projects and other
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. 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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Future Meetings
Oct 25 - Matt Waters - Libertarian Candidate for the U.S Senate 2018, Nov 8 - Guest Speaker James A Bacon - King William County Administration Building (off Route 30 at Horse Landing Rd., behind the old courthouse , Dec 13 - Christmas Party

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The Oct 25 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics: Matt Waters - Libertarian Candidate for the U.S Senate 2018

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. 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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Future Meetings
Nov 8 - Guest Speaker James A Bacon , Dec 13 - Christmas Party


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The Nov 8 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics: Guest Speaker James A Bacon
and other
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: King William County Administration Building
(off Route 30 at Horse Landing Rd., behind the old courthouse)
180 Horse Landing Road
King William 23086.

For more information visit
https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-William-County-TEA-Party/105478799495338
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Future Meetings
Nov 8 - Guest Speaker James A Bacon - King William County Administration Building (off Route 30 at Horse Landing Rd., behind the old courthouse , Dec 13 - Christmas Party

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SPECIAL MEETING - The Oct 11 Meeting rescheduled - Thursday November 15, 6:00 pm at RIPLEY'S RESTAURANT located in the same mall as the Upper King William Library

The Oct 11 at 6:30 pm meeting (Rescheduled - Thursday November 15, 6:00 pm)

Main topic:
National Debt issue with SPECIFIC CLARITY & DETAILS, as well as ways with which meaningful spending can be curtailed that will make a dent in this huge fiscal hole we face as a nation. The updated report makes it clear that ..............waste, fraud & abuse-------cutting foreign aid-----or ending welfare..................won't get us even close to solving this worsening problem.

The second portion planned is the PPEA Public Private Education Act, first passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2002, and adopted last month by the King William Board of Supervisors. Research into this act leaves some very disturbing questions that need to be raised and or answered as to why the Board adopted this , and why now with the Act being on the books for some 16 years.

Questions regarding why NOW, 5 months after the Board set aside some two million dollars for "targeted economic development" ? Equally important is two questions specific to the language in the PPEA that does not serve tax payers interest. These questions should be discussed and then asked of our elected officials.

Come join us at Ripley's ( The Library was not available that night ) , and please note the 6 pm start time . We have the room in the rear of the Restaurant we used back in Janu

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

Location this time is the RIPLEY'S RESTAURANT,
694 Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, ¼ mile past
King William High School.

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 Following Meeting is

Dec 13 at 6:30 pm for our Annual Christmas Social


There is only one meeting in Dec .

The Dec 13 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.

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 8:

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

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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