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MISPLACED COMPASSION & EMPATHETIC ENABLERS YIELDS WHAT WE ARE WATCHING

When one examines the photographs of the protestors in Charlottesville and last night’s protests in Richmond it just might pay to ask the question—who are these aggrieved young people taking to the streets for reasons that seem somewhat removed from anything that someone so young could have even possibly experienced yet ? They are far […]

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SCHOOLS NEED LESSON ON ACCOUNTABILITY

At last nights B.O.S work session Supervisor Hansen asked a simple question regarding the schools failing to pass S.O.L muster last year on Math and English as a second language .  Superintendent Dr. David White refused to answer Hansen’s specific question as to last year’s results, insisting on the V.D.O.E rule that allows for a […]

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TO SOLVE A PROBLEM SOCIETY MUST FIRST FACE IT

Entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare are driven by demographics and longevity factors, which we can do little about. All those babies born after WW II are now reaching retirement age. Some 10,000 turn 65 each day and this continues for the next 16-17 years. Means testing and significant structural changes to the programs […]

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SINGLE PAYER IS COMING—WE’VE OURSELVES TO BLAME

Promises to repeal and replace the A.C.A ( ObamaCare) is clearly in trouble and whatever emerges from this mess will be a far cry from the solemn pledges Republicans have made for the last 8 years. Stop the presses—politicians lying.  It is however a tad disingenuous to put it entirely on the backs of republicans […]

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REPUBLICANS NEED TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE WITH HEALTH CARE DISCUSSION

One of the most vocal complaints so far in the Senates discussion on Health Care reform has been the proposal to turn the Medicaid program back to the states in the form of a Block Grant program.  It is a very smart proposal, contrary to the screams you hear from the predictable corners.   Countless […]

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HEALTH CARE REFORM — SOME FACTS & MYTHS

Listening to the members of Congress and certainly some in the media discuss the array of impacts that would come from the proposal being contemplated in the U.S Senate leaves one to ask the question….have these folks ever really studied the topic ?  Do they grasp the very simple economic constructs that drive health care […]

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Even CNN Is Getting It?

An article titled “Here’s the Tax Scandal Every American Should Be Outraged Over” , (by Jake Novak 06/04/17 ) lays out the damning truth in what too many Americans have ignored for decades , and is now beginning to bleed through the wall of societal ignorance ,selfishness & apathy. In the article Novak draws distinctions […]

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Won’t Be the Same Cakewalk Here, Spanky

   If anyone doubts the wisdom of President Trumps travel ban and the need to dramatically vet immigrants coming here from certain known incubators for evil you are beyond reasoning with and nothing anyone says could change your point of view. You might also live long enough to rue the day you held such naïve […]

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IS DISCRIMINATION ALIVE AND WELL IN KING WILLIAM COUNTY ?

Two years ago a citizen applying for an open slot on the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission was passed over and the person who was on the Commission was simply reappointed. The applicant passed over was a known member of the King William T.E.A Party, the existing member on the commission ( reappointed ) was […]

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Dutch Uncle Explanation

In this week’s Country Courier we had a letter from one of the Broadband committee who apparently is new to the area and has no understanding as to why he is experiencing some resistance to handing over $225,000 of tax dollars to what some intelligent people think is a waste of money. Given that this […]

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TRUMPS TAX RETURNS ?

It would be amusing if it wasn’t so pathetic that  in these 3 particular cities, Atlanta, Chicago and Sacramento citizens decided to protest over the weekend because President Trump continues to refuse to release his income tax returns. The purported logic behind their demands is tied to the topic of tax reform and the lack […]

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King William: Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics

In politics you win some and lose some, it’s the nature of the endeavor. However, at the latest King William B.O.S Budget meeting it was beyond anything I have witnessed in the years I have been a watchdog on government. Supervisors Moskalski ( Sweet Hall ), Hodges  ( West Point) and Greenwood ( Aylett)  displayed […]

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It’s the Nickels and Dimes that will get you

Around 40 years ago a business mentor used to say to me “ the dollars will take care of themselves, but the nickels and dimes will get you”.  In his wisdom he was teaching me to pay attention to the small expenditures, the ones that on the surface don’t seem to be a lot of […]

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Clowns to the Left of Me

  “ Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you” Stealer’s Wheel circa  1974 Rodeo clowns came to mind, but being a big fan of Steely Dan naturally led to the musical depiction of what I watched again last night at King William High […]

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Opponents distorting some facts on Repeal of ACA

Legislation and or the repeal of legislation is a sloppy convoluted process that entails give and take, trade offs, compromises and a lot of hyperbole, a lot of hyperbole. The narrative being promoted by the media at the moment is the 24 million who are estimated over the next 10 years who will lose health […]

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The Right Way to do Infrastructure—–at the State level

  It is going to come as a major shock to your senses to hear what I am going to say after listening to all the voices on the Presidents Infrastructure idea……………he should alter  it and let the individual states do it in the form of a reasonable block grant, and the states should send […]

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WE COULD LEARN A FEW THINGS FROM THE LEFT

 I was copied in an e-mail exchange a week or so ago where one of our patriot group leaders wrote a state legislator complaining about the lack of response of an earlier inquiry, then the veracity (or lack of  ) with regard to a particular piece of legislation that the writer felt the legislator hadn’t […]

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WE ARE MISSING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES

While we celebrate election victories it would pay dividends if we return our focus to the source of the runaway debt problem by focusing instead at what is happening at the local & state level that feeds the debt. It is the insatiable appetite of local spending that collectively  allows this to get bigger and […]

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Senator Tommy Norment, Political Grandstanding Yet Again

A prominent story in the RTD yesterday was on the pay discrepancy between the Clerk of the State Senate, Susan Schaar, and the Clerk of the House of Delegates, Paul Nardo. The article draws the distinction that Ms. Schaar has been on her job for 27 years, and Mr. Nardo only 5 ½ years. Ms. […]

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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