I saw John Gray’s candidacy announcement today, and it’s a real hoot. At one point in the announcement, he derides what he sees as a “cut to the bone” policy of conservative Republicans who are trying to focus county government on core priorities and reduce spending. Then he turns around and delivers this whopper:
The far-right agenda for real estate taxation has in fact and truth been to vote against the reduction in the tax rate for the last three years. If their votes had prevailed, your real estate tax rate would still be $ 1.36, not the current rate of .76 cents. Think about that for a minute!
Yes, Mr. Gray, let’s think about this for a minute. Do your allegations make any sense at all? If part of the purpose of focusing on the core responsibilities of government is to control spending, and Corey Stewart has a record of voting to reduce tax rates and spending, then where the heck is this coming from? Corey Stewart wants to spend less so he can raise your taxes? This is nuttier than squirrel poop.
Maybe this is from the same fantasy world where Marty Nohe and Wally Covington are supposedly endorsing John Gray, and where running as a Democrat for the Occoquan Supervisor in 2003 makes you a good Republican.
This just gets wierder every day.
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