Thursday, May 16, 2013

[Peninsula-Patriots] Fwd: Want to Keep Virginian's Taxes Low? ABC- Anybody But Corey

A lot of information regarding candidates is "blasting" the virtual world.  It is often difficult to sort out fact from fiction.  Below is a fact based email for your consideration.  (I hope the chart will display in the forwarding effort.)   I have very different concerns regarding Corey Stewart and will, therefore, not be voting for him at the Convention on Saturday.    At our next monthly meeting, May 20th,  (see the meet-up site for time and location) we will be discussing, among other things, the post Convention results and some of the issues of concern

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From: John Gray, CPA <>
Date: Wed, May 15, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Subject: Want to Keep Virginian's Taxes Low? ABC- Anybody But Corey

Want to Keep Virginian's Taxes Low?  

ABC- Anybody But Corey 

Fellow Virginians, Republicans, Conservatives, and TEA Party Activists-
Two weeks ago, I sent you an email about Corey Stewart's record of raising taxes and sneaky budget tactics in Prince William County.  If you didn't believe me, read the 
excerpt from my initial email.  It's pretty clear that taxes have gone up; just ask my fellow Prince William County residents!  We pay the bills, we know when they go up! 
Don't believe me!?  See the information below and make the call for yourself!
All facts, no spin.
John Gray, CPA
Prince William County Resident
Treasurer, Prince William County TEA Party Patriots
Note:  2013 Revenues are estimated, 2007 Corey elected Chairman of the Board
1.      Look at the chart, last column, every time Corey could have voted for a tax decrease, he voted No; every time he could vote for a tax increase he voted Yes (except FY 2012 - just before his announced for Lt. Governor)
2.     Since Corey Stewart has been elected (FY 2005 - FY 2013)
a.      Tax Rates have increased 12.4%
b.     Tax Revenues have increased 52.3%, in spite of the Great Recession!
3.     Since Corey Stewart has been Chairman on the BoCS (FY 2008 - FY 2013)
a.      Tax Rates have increased 52%
b.     Tax Revenues have increased 18.6%
c.      Keep in mind this time period was in the worst recession in history and Corey increased county revenues and taxes, clearly anyone can see there's NO CUT.
But in Corey's email the other day he writes, "I have cut $143 million from the Prince William County Budget, reduced taxes by 8.5%" - THIS IS A BOLDFACE LIE and I can't believe the TEA Party Federation has bought the lie.  Even the County Executive publicly admitted that this wasn't a budget cut!! It's black and white; it's in the public record.  If I can find it, why can't the TEA Party Federation?
There's more:
Lt. Governor Candidate Corey Stewart claims to have run a fiscally conservative county. Really?  Then why did he agree to spend $44 million in taxpayer money on a cultural arts center?  The TEA Party wants the government to focus on "core services".  Can any of you tell me that a cultural arts center --$44 million -- is a "core service" of government?
If that isn't enough, Corey sat back and allowed Board of Supervisors members to have access to slush funds - we conservatives in PWC call it, "walking around money", which they doled out most times to community organizations that could prove beneficial for them in future elections.  He didn't do a thing about these slush funds until some real PWC conservatives turned up the heat. Check here:
Since becoming Chairman of the Board, Corey has consistently strong-armed donations from developers who are looking for a favorable result from the Board.  Need money to renovate your baseball stadium?  Donate to Corey! The Potomac Nationals are one of his biggest donors - .  Coincidently, many of these donations came in at times when the baseball team was looking for county funds to renovate their fields. It's all black and white, it's easy to find.
Take a look at some of the donations that he's gotten over the years --§or=15&start_year=2006 - as a Supervisor nearly $500,000 from the real estate/construction industry has gone to his Chairman's account over the last 7 years and according to VPAP over $233,000 in just 16 months from real estate/construction industry has gone to his Lt. Governor's account,  We conservatives in PWC call it "The Stewart Shakedown". 
There's so much more, but I have to ask, how could all of this be overlooked?
Corey doesn't understand what the TEA Party stands for and he certainly won't fight for the values and principles that they spend day and night fighting for!  This endorsement scares me.  I know that the TEA Party hasn't written off low taxes and fiscal responsibility from their platform.  I know that they are still fighting for those things.  That is why I don't know how the candidate that's least supportive of lower taxes and fiscal responsibility got the TEA Party Federation's endorsement!
I'm demanding this endorsement be retracted for the above-mentioned reasons.  I am so committed to fixing this injustice that I am pledging to spend the next several weeks leading up to the convention spreading the word about Corey Stewart and suggest you do the same.  Why?
Because Corey Stewart is a threat to conservatism and is dangerously close to fundamentally changing the Republican Party of Virginia into something that will hurt us fiscal conservatives for years to come.
For me, it's as easy as ABC - ANYBODY BUT COREY!
John Gray, CPA
Prince William County Resident
Paid for and Authorized by John Gray-
A Prince William County Resident exercising his 1st Amendment Right to Free Speech!

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