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KING WILLIAM T.E.A. PARTY
The Next King William T.E.A. Party Meetings:
6:30 TO 7:30 pm Thursday Sept 26, 2019

In view of the many controversies surrounding the county’s 2017 & 2018 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 Board will prove up to the Task.

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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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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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.


               


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Welcome to the King Willam Tea Party Website
"2019 - Past Year" Page.


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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 2019 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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(Pictured - Chase and Hansen): Speaking with Senator Chase after the meeting, Dave Hansen, who represents King William's Manquin District, is the only Supervisor who voted against allocating two million dollars to the county's EDA. (Credit: KWTP photo)

For immediate release
Virginia Senator Amanda Chase Blasts EDAs
King William, VA , September 12th, 2019

State Senator Amanda Chase brought her campaign against financial abuses in state and local government to the Upper King William Library in a spirited presentation to local Tea Party activists.

In his introductory remarks, group founder Bob Shannon noted the unfolding $21 million scandal surrounding Warren County's Economic Development Authority and that King William's own EDA has been given a “two million dollar slush fund to hand out with almost no oversight.”

Chase, the staunchly conservative, 2nd Amendment advocating host of a weekly radio townhall who calls herself “just a mom from Chesterfield,” detailed her opposition to poorly-supervised Economic Development Authorities.

Characterizing EDAs as “a shadow government of unelected people with no Constitutional authority to be spending our tax dollars,“ she emphasized that “I'm for business, but not for government picking winners and losers.”

Taking action, Chase introduced a bill to eliminate EDAs, but when it immediately ran into a wall of opposition from vested interests including key Republicans and Democrats, “I said well, I must be on to something here.”

Asked what citizens can do to fix the problem, Chase offered two possibilities.

“There needs to be a statewide referendum so taxpayers can make their voices heard. Also, a right way to do economic development is in the bill I proposed that lowers Virginia's corporate income tax from six percent to two and a half percent. That's equitable for everyone instead of the government giving Amazon a subsidy and not giving one to the small mom and pop businesses.”

In closing, Shannon looked all around the packed room before noting, “This was a well publicized meeting, but I don't see anyone from King William's EDA. Why not?”

(King William T.E.A. Party – Taxed Enough Already – does not endorse specific political candidates, but makes it a point to invite and host speakers presenting a wide variety of positions. kwteaparty.com and Facebook. Information about Va. Senator Amanda Chase is available at https://chase4senate.com/ )

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Vet Vet Challenger to Chris Peace comes on strong

King William, VA , March 14th 2019


Speaking to the King William TEA Party on Thursday evening, Hanover resident Scott Wyatt wasted no time in going after eight-term Virginia Delegate Chris Peace, a fellow Republican.

“Peace has outraged the conservative community with his recent vote joining Democrats to expand Medicaid in Virginia,” Wyatt said. “Paying for this will almost certainly mean higher taxes.”

Wyatt, who has served Hanover County as supervisor for the Cold Harbor district since 2015, said that the better alternative is private sector solutions like more choices and improving technology.

Noting criticism of Peace that he has heard from many residents of King William, Hanover and New Kent, Wyatt said that “Republicans in the 97th District want a representative who will fight against the push by Democrat liberals to grow government with unfunded mandates.”

A retired operations manager for Verizon, Wyatt emphasized the daily contacts he has with local citizens that help him understand the issues that are important. “My campaign is grass-roots. I'm not a career politician like Chris Peace and I won't be hanging out with lobbyists.”

Facing a series of pointed questions from the audience, Wyatt voiced support for regulatory reduction, tax simplification, school choice, open bidding for government contracts, election integrity, gun rights, and President Trump.

Then, what some saw as a degree of political inexperience, he said he would have more research on the issues of Referendum Reform, government-financed Broadband and reigning in local Economic Development Authorities.

Wyatt closed with a promise that if he's elected to Virginia's General Assembly, he will “vote no on tax increases and work to decrease taxes and spending.”

The Virginia Republican Party's Wyatt-Peace contest will be settled at an upcoming nominating convention. https://virginia.gop/

Contact Scott Wyatt in Hanover at (804) 442-6895 or via e-mail at scott@votescottwyatt.com.

(King William T.E.A. Party – Taxed Enough Already – does not endorse specific political candidates, but makes it a point to invite and host speakers presenting a wide variety of positions. kwteaparty.com )



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The King William Republican Delegate form is the below link.

This form will allow King William conservative voters to attend and vote in the upcoming Convention.
The only requirements are:
"Pledge:
In accordance with the Qualifications for Participation set forth in the Official Call and Article I of the Republican Party Plan of Organization, I do hereby certify that I am a qualified and registered voter in King William County, Virginia, I am in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, and I intend to support all Nominees of the Republican Party in the 2019 elections."
All forms must be turned in by April 9th.

Link: Delegate Form
or Go To
http://www.kwteaparty.com//PDF/2019 97th District KWC Pre-File Form (2) (1).pdf
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Vet Vet
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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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
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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.

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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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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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To read About the Meeting on Communism Dates & Times(See flyer Below & Click the Links)
Click the Link

COMMUNISM

or go to: https://www.standamerica.us/single-post/2019/07/12/IS-COMMUNISM-RISING-AGAIN-IN-AMERICA Vet


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The Jan 10 at 6:00 pm meeting:

Main topic:
This is a Planning Meeting for 2019 and is for
Longstanding/Current Members Only.

Location this time is the RIPLEY'S RESTAURANT,
(Same Shopping Mall as the "Upper King William Library")
694 Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, 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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The Jan 24 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.

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 14 at 6:00 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 this time is the RIPLEY'S RESTAURANT,
(Same Shopping Mall as the "Upper King William Library")
694 Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, 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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Future Meetings
Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 11, Apr 25
May 9, May 23, Jun 13, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22
Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12

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The Feb 28 at 6:00 pm meeting:

Main topic "Guest Speaker: The invitation was made and accepted by Mr. Curtis Mason, current Chief & President of the Mattaponi Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad and Candidate for the 2nd District Board of Supervisors in King William County.

Mr. Masons family have been instrumental in both the Founding and the ongoing operations of the Mattaponi Squad over many years, We publicly Thank Mr. Mason and recognize his late Fathers contributions to our community.

At the Board of Supervisor Meeting on Monday February 11, Mr. Mason spoke during the Public Comment period and shared his Squads offer to buy the King William VFD operation for some $500,000, freeing up the need for any tax payers money to be used. King William County Administrator declined the cash offer, favoring the expansion of the County Fire & Rescue Paid Personnel, and moving the Squad to a new private commercial property located on Purina's compound . In addition it was announced that the KW VFD Building after the purchase by the County would then be utilized in housing a new Auxiliary Squad staffed by King William County Volunteers. For all practical purposes this represents a expansion of King William Fire & Rescue Squads.

Also 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 this time is the RIPLEY'S RESTAURANT,
(Same Shopping Mall as the "Upper King William Library")
694 Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, 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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Future Meetings
Feb 28, Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 11, Apr 25
May 9, May 23, Jun 13, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22
Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12

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The Mar 14 at 6:00 pm meeting:

Main topic: Scott Wyatt the candidate challenger
for the Republican nomination in the 97th District
Delegate race, running against incumbent Del. Chris Peace
will be the featured Guest Speaker at the K.W.T.P Meeting.
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 this time is the RIPLEY'S RESTAURANT,
(Same Shopping Mall as the "Upper King William Library")
694 Sharon Road - Central Garage,
in the Sharon Office Park, 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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Future Meetings
Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 11, Apr 25
May 9, May 23, Jun 13, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22
Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12

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The Mar 28 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic:

KWTP cordially invites you and all citizens currently running or planning to run for
the Board of Supervisors or School Board in November's election to our regular meeting
on Thursday, March 28th, 6:30 PM at the Upper King William Library.

We'll have an Open Mic Night for you to share your ideas. No script, just the opportunity
to let us know why you are running and what your priorities are.

Laptop computer and digital projector available if you'd like to present a PowerPoint. If
you want, bring printed material for handouts.

Local reporters are invited to cover the event.

Please RSVP to Sarge before 8 PM on Wednesday, March 27th. Or just show up. We'll be glad
to have you on the record and in the group picture. Smile !

RBRUCEPIX@aol.com

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.

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 11 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics:

National - Common Core Reading - Destroying The Future of Our Children(a brief 7 minute video)
National/State - Red State Laws - Where is this headed? If you are not scared of this you should be.
Fortunately Virginia at the moment has no formal proposals in our legislature.
Local - 2nd Open Mic Night--allowing for incumbents and Candidates for local School Board/Board of
Supervisor seats to come and share their views on the various issues facing King William County
& An update on Budget Progress and Monday Night's Work Session

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.

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

Future Meetings
Apr 11, Apr 25, May 9, May 23, Jun 13
, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22
Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12



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The Apr 25 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic

National : The Immigration ( Illegal ) is getting sidelined with all the hoopla over the release of the Mueller Report...and it should not get pushed aside. We will examine the scope of the issue in it's entirety with updated current information. The costs alone are simply staggering, as are the numbers and the impact this is having on communities across America. It is a literal invasion that members of Congress are idly sitting by and allowing to happen.

State: What happened Thursday night at King William High School's Mass Meeting to elect Chairs to the 97th District Republican Convention. Who's on first ? Hear an update from several of our members who were there and have signed up to serve next month as Delegates.

Local: More specific budget information , the quite generous proposed pay raises for county & school personnel have overlooked a cost it appears some in local government are trying to avoid discussing---increases this year in county and school health insurance premiums.....and just who is going to be picking up that tab ? Supervisor Bob Ehrhart outlined this week in the Country Courier Letter his well thought out ideas on tax relief and the 3 Amigo's ( Hodges--Moskalski--Greenwoods) resistance to giving tax payers back the dough literally stolen from them in order to fund their grandiose spending plans

More Local: We will discuss the pending revision of the Candidate Questionnaire and take suggestions from our members on how to make this effort more successful than it was in 2015. It is already apparent many of the incumbents and challengers running......are literally running from the tough direct specific questions our group is known for. Should make for an interesting evening

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.

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

Future Meetings
Apr 25, May 9, May 23, Jun 13
, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22
Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12



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The May 9 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics:

National: The Administrative State In this recent edition of Imprimis the author Professor John Marini explores how political scandal "can provide a way for defenders of the status quo to undermine the legitimacy of those who have been elected on a platform of challenging the status quo "

Sound familiar ... Prof. Marini scandals are often resolved by " neutral " prosecutors , judges and bureaucrats who make up the permanent & unelected government, not the peoples elected representatives . Ultimately , the Independent Counsel statute ( Ethics in Government Act passed by Congress in 1978) had the effect of transforming political disputes--adjudicated by the elected branches , and thus by the people--into legal disputes in which the people have no part

State: Hear from Sandy Sanders, our Patriot attorney, how this disputed and convoluted Convention held last Saturday is likely headed to court

Local: A preliminary budget is now being finalized and much of the details ( health insurance premiums increases is just 1) to include unprecedented authority that was given to the un-elected County Administrator regarding job classification and hence pay scales that will boggle the mind. Copies will be distributed of the new pay scales along with the recommended salaries that will go along with these new classifications. Supervisor Dave Hansen & Supv. Bob Ehrhart made conscientious efforts to cut some spending and amend a few local tax policies, but sadly to no avail. is to be determined and


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.

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

Future Meetings
Apr 25, May 9, May 23, Jun 13,
Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22
Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12



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The May 23 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic is:


National: Are political tensions leading to a period of social unrest in America ? Is the proposal in Illinois ( to separate Chicago from the rest of the State) an anomaly or is this movement gaining traction in other states, namely to break certain States into New States ? What is driving this ? You will be surprised by the results

State: We will have a update on the current status of the contested race for the Republican Nomination in the 97th District House of Delegate race. An Invitation has been extended to Scott Wyatt ( and or a representative from the Wyatt campaign ) to give us the details on how this is likely to shake out. Sandy Sanders has also been invited to address this issue from the legal perspective. You may recall Sanders was scheduled to speak at our last meeting but got stuck in one of those legendary traffic jams trying to get out of Hampton Roads that evening

Local: Supervisor Dave Hansen will update us on the recently passed budget and the odd authority that now lies in the hands of a County Administrator thanks to the recently adopted measures by the B.O.S . Was a .02 reduction in the real estate tax rate the best they could do ? It still leaves us at .86 per hundred, one of the highest in the area and some .19 higher than the Virginia County average.

Local: Do we have a candidate running in the 3rd District Board of Supervisor race against the current incumbent "Judas" Greenwood ? An invitation has been extended to this person to speak at our meeting Thursday night. It should be interesting to learn more about this person and what their positions are on a host of issues.

Buckle up folks, it is going to be a interesting evening indeed ! Bob Shannon

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.

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

For more information visit

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

Future Meetings
May 23, Jun 13, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25,
Aug 8, Aug 22,Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10,
Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12


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Our Next Meeting is

The June 13 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics:
National:
Abolish the Electoral College---Empty Threat or Real ? The movement to abolish the Electoral College and elect a U.S President by Popular Vote appears to be gaining some steam. 15 States have now begun legislative efforts to do just that. What is the historical precedence for this, has it ever been tried here before ? What are the legislative steps that would culminate in actually making this change ? What is driving it ( besides Hillary Clinton"s loss in 2016 ) ? Thursday evening we will drill down into the facts.

State:
Obviously the 97th District Fiasco continues to dominate the headlines , right here in our own backyard. The Peace supporters will not accept defeat and have now turned to some very unpleasant practices. Rick Ryan & Paul Theil will outline and bring us up to date on a specific meeting held this last week where things got way out of hand. What is most disturbing is these actors in this are all establishment Republicans who appear determined to thwart the will of the people , thumbing their noses at the Convention results that tossed RINO Chris Peace from office. The implications for this extend far beyond this district's boundaries. Defeated Politicians refusing to leave office peacefully ?

Local:
Our newest paid ad hits the pages of the Country Courier on Wednesday. You can almost hear the groaning down on Horse Landing Road .The decision to launch this now was ( in military jargon ) a preemptive strike of sorts. For those candidates running in this Novembers contest who may have entertained ignoring the Candidate Questionnaires going out this week in the mail..............they might think that over. We plan after the deadline to return the questionnaires to run another 1/2 page paid ad LISTING THE NAMES OF THE CANDIDATES WHO FAILED TO RETURN THE QUESTIONNAIRES AND ASK............WHY ? The King William T.E.A Party refuses to side step the unpleasantness of holding elected officials and candidates accountable. After all it is what we exist for .

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.

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

For more information visit

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

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Our Next Meeting is

The Jun 27 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Local : Anybody writing letters for the Country Courier ? They will also be posted on KWTP's Facebook and web pages. Like an explanation for what KWTP's latest sign on 360 means. A quick update on the budding OPEB scandal and construction/repairs mismanagement at KWCPS.

And the Virginia Gazette/Tidewater Review FOIA request for info on the firing of Fire Chief Aigner.

State : Scott Wyatt has been certified by the Republican Party of Virginia as the official nominee for the 97th District. Will spiteful establishment Republicans make sure Wyatt and his conservative supporters lose in November ? And lose control of the House of Delegates ?

National : KWTP's Education Committee will present A JUDICIAL WATCH Video News Special;

_* Congressional Republicans are ready to blow the lid off how fake evidence was used to open “legal” spying on Trump and his campaign.
_* Will the perpetrators go to jail? Will the persecuted receive justice ?
_* Perspectives on the illegal invasion crisis at the southern border.
_* Hillary's criminal destruction of email evidence.

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.

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 Jul 11 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics:

National : A follow up on the discussion from last month on the topic of the Electoral College controversial plans to end it. In the recent edition of Imprimis , Trent England, author & Executive Vice President of the David & Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, goes into greater detail of the history of the Electoral College, and the chaos that would ensue should this effort meet with success. The Founders wrestled with this issue of how to elect a President and very carefully weighed the myriad of proposals that were considered during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 before finally settling on the Electoral College.

State: In a Bull Elephant article from a week back State Senator Tommy Norment's legislative record is detailed and laid bare for the voters of Norment's district to examine. We will look at this Senators actual record ( copies to be provided ) and address whether or not Norment is likely to back Gov. Ralph Northam's efforts to pass new and quite controversial gun legislation Northam is pushing for. Reading Norments actual voting record is to say the least quite disturbing. Calling himself a Republican or a Conservative is laughable on it's face. The Patriot movement has displayed an ability to get rid of incumbents, Cantor, now Del. Peace, 3 local Supervisors here in King William 3 1/2 years ago......is it time to turn our energy and efforts at forcing Norment out ? His record speaks for itself.....and answers that very question.

Local: A very disturbing bit of news concerning the renovation project underway at Hamilton Holmes Middle School. Our group has a proud record of verifying information about our government/schools expenditures before we publicize information. In the course of the following days we will attempt to share this with you assuming of course we can indeed verify it's accuracy.

A challenger to County Commonwealth Attorney Matt Kite is on the ballot. A Attorney from West Point ,Samantha Bohannon has stepped up to challenge the two term incumbent. A invitation has been extended to Ms. Bohannon to attend and speak at one of our future meetings . We hope to have her speak in the coming month.

Dismissed Fire Chief Andy Aigner has registered to run for the Board of Supervisor Seat in the 4th District, challenging Supervisor Dave Hansen in November. The history of open contempt Aigner has shown in the past for wasting tax dollars alone warrants an open examination of just what he would support should he have a seat and authority over the much broader County budget. Anyone who supported the expenditure of $50,000 for radio ads in the recruiting of volunteers has already demonstrated his philosophy on government spending. The fact that this was a government grant is no excuse for the reckless attitude it displays.

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.

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

Future Meetings
Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8,
Aug 22, Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24
Nov 14, Dec 12



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The Jul 25 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topics:

National: KWTP's Education Committee is proud to present the 40 minute video program What You Need to Know About Mueller and the Illicit Targeting of President Trump! from the staunch patriots at Judicial Watch.

State: You can't make this stuff up ! Our esteemed Democrat Governor Ralph Northam invited the President of the United States to Jamestown to take part in the 400th Anniversary of the Virginia General Assembly's first meeting. Donald J. Trump's intention to attend events on July 30th has so badly traumatized the Old Dominion's Democrat lawmakers that many will boycott. Is there a downside to this?

Local: An update on some very interesting developments in KWTP's BoS Candidate Questionnaire.

Also more Tyranny at Horse Landing Road that was revealed in Monday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

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.

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

Future Meetings
Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22,
Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24
Nov 14, Dec 12



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The Aug 8 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic:

KING WILLIAM T.E.A PARTY IS 10 YEARS YOUNG !

Please come out and join us to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our group this Thursday August 8th at 6:30 . The Library on Sharon Road is the location . It is a remarkable accomplishment to still not only be standing after 10 years but to be functioning at the very high level we operate at. The formula that has and continues to fuel our success is quite simple....we have assembled a band of talented intelligent people who simply love this great Country. No secret sauce or formula, just fabulous Patriots who are willingly doing the hard work to keep this local movement alive. A Anniversary worthy of recognition.

Attending this Special Event will also include the opportunity to meet West Point Attorney and Candidate for the King William County Commonwealth Attorney race, Mrs. Samantha Bohannon. Mrs. Bohannon will speak and be available to answer questions you may have regarding her vision for the Counties Chief Law Enforcement job.

I hope to see all of you there. Bob Shannon

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.

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

Future Meetings
Aug 8, Aug 22, Sep 12, Sep 26,
Oct 10, Oct 24
Nov 14, Dec 12



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The Aug 22 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic:

NATIONAL: H.R. 838 Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act is a “RED FLAG LAW ON STEROIDS” that our esteemed CONGRESSMAN WITTMAN SIGNED ON AS CO-SPONSOR! It destroys virtually half of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. It allows government bureaucrats to spy on you without a warrant, ( see 4th Amendment ) to take away your gun rights ( 2nd Amendment ) without your day in court, due process or even knowing about it ( 5th & 6th Amendments) Or at least you won’t know about it till a SWAT team kicks in your door and stands at your throat at 3 am. Often cited statistics cite the U.S as having one of the highest gun violence related deaths per capita anywhere in the world. Here is what they don’t tell you: Back out the top 10 urban cities and the U.S drops to 204th place.

STATE: WARREN COUNTY EDA EMBEZZLEMENT. NOW ESTIMATED AT $21 MILLION. MORE DETAILS AT THE MEETING. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR KING WILLIAM COUNTY'S Economic Development Authority ? This type of recurring problems with these EDA’s are why they should be shut down. We are hoping State Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) will be available on Thursday September 26th to speak specifically on this topic.

LOCAL: COUNTY FEST SUCCESS. NEWS THIS WEEK ON CONFIRMATION THAT A SHOWER HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN THE K.W SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS OFFICE IN THE COURSE OF THE RENOVATION PROJECT UNDERWAY THE LAST YEAR. THIS STYMIES ANY SUGGESTION THAT THE 4 SCHOOLS HERE ARE NOT FUNDED PROPERLY…AND IS INSULTING TO HAVE THE SUPERINTENDENT MAKE THE STATEMENT HE MADE JUST 3 MONTHS AGO THAT “ADDITIONAL MONEY IS NEEDED FOR NEGLECTED MAINTENANCE AT THE SCHOOLS.” Dr. White gets a shower—K.W Taxpayers get hosed.

Special Presentation On Eda’s (Economic Development Agencies)

At the scheduled King William T.E.A Party meeting Hanover Attorney Earl Sandy Sanders will present his findings on the EDA blowup currently underway in Warren County Virginia. Wary to begin with of these quasi government organizations with very little oversight and spotty track records Sanders will delve into an embezzlement scheme that is now running into some 20 million of tax dollars stolen.

Last year the King William Board of Supervisors handed out some 2 million from the unassigned reserve fund to our own local EDA. To date this money has not been spent and after hearing what we have to share with local citizens tomorrow night, perhaps citizens of King William will have a incentive to ask the B.O.S to claw back this two million and disband this effort all together.

Two years ago Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase Chesterfield spoke in a RTD article of her genuine concerns on this issue, citing the lack of oversight on how this money is handed out with Chase specifically citing a failed project in Chester that raised many questions about how these agencies/commissions operate. The King William T.E.A Party has invited Senator Chase to speak at one of our September meetings on this very subject.

Join us at this meeting to hear Mr. Sanders speak about the horrific fallout in Warren County. The meeting is at the Library on Sharon Road and will be held at 6:30 pm

Bob Shannon King William T.E.A Party (Taxed Enough Already)

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.

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

Future Meetings
Aug 22, Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24
Nov 14, Dec 12



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The Sept 12 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic:

"THE PERILS OF EDA'S"

Speaker: State Senator Amanda Chase who has introduced a bill
that would require government approval of expenditures by Economic Development authorities.
Come and find out what you do not know.

Vet News Release

Conservative Va. Senator Amanda Chase is coming to King William
King William, VA , August 29th, 2019

At 6:30 on Thursday evening, September 12th, Virginia Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) will be King William T.E.A. Party's special guest speaker on the controversial topic of Economic Development Authorities (EDAs), including King William's own EDA.

Chase , an outspoken critic of these un-elected, largely unsupervised bodies, will document how so many have abused the public trust; often spending vast sums of money on projects that ultimately do nothing more than wasting tax dollars while enriching special interests.

Her efforts led to the suspension of Chesterfield's infamous Matoaca Megasite for its lack of transparency and support from 40,000 nearby residents.

Noting the importance of this topic, KWTP's Bob Shannon said “ These EDAs are running amok and must be either reined in, banned with new legislation or curbed with reforms that will stop the rampant abuse. Most appalling is the ease with which this money is often stolen.”

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Upper King William Library on Sharon Road.

More information abut Va. Senator Amanda Chase is available at https://chase4senate.com/ and Facebook

(King William T.E.A. Party – Taxed Enough Already – does not endorse specific political candidates, but makes it a point to invite and host speakers presenting a wide variety of positions. kwteaparty.com )

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Senator Chase Portrait : Representing Chesterfield in the Virginia Senate, Amanda Chase has been a leader on government accountability in calling for a review of Economic Development Authorities in the state of Virginia and requiring localities to have their budgets approved by local board members who are elected by the people. ( Credit: Chase for Senate )

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.

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

Future Meetings
Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24
Nov 14, Dec 12



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The Sept 26 at 6:30 pm meeting:

Main topic:

Commissioner of Revenue for King William Mrs. Sally Pearson
will speak at our meeting. One item of interest is
"Why is information on tracking Land Use Tax Exemptions
so hard to come by in this day & age of technology?"

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.

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

Future Meetings
Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 24
Nov 14, Dec 12



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The Oct 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, 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

Future Meetings
Oct 10, Oct 24
Nov 14, Dec 12



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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 -- office@countrycouriernews.com
Tidewater Review -- mail@tidewaterreview.com