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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 Mar 28, 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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Items Of Interest


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

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/

Sanitation workers, firefighters, teachers and other state and local government employees have performed their duties in the public sector for decades with the
Pension
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.

 

 
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.


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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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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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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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. 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 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. 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 Apr 11 at 6:30 pm meeting:

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

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

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

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

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

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

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

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

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

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

For more information visit www.kwteaparty.com and

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

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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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