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Now I’m Totally Confused

By Greg L | 24 July 2012 | Prince William County | 12 Comments

The Sheriff put this up on his site this evening and I’ve watched it a few times, but I’m still not sure what’s going on here. Elizabeth Warren isn’t lurking around here somewhere, is she?

UPDATE: Blue Virginia, the mouthpiece of the Occupy movement and voice of the illegal alien lobby has rare praise for Corey today, lauding him for standing with Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama about the need to increase taxes in order to spend more on infrastructure.  Politics sure is strange business.

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  1. I Like Happy Hour said on 24 Jul 2012 at 8:16 pm:
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    Was this before or after dinner? That might clear a few things up.

  2. Anonymous said on 24 Jul 2012 at 10:11 pm:
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    Corey Stewart said it right when he claimed his rant would not sit well with delegates to the Republican Convention.

    Stewart is drunk on his own Kool-Aid.

    Build, build, build.

    Cheapest time to build.

    No matter what the cost, just build.

    What an out of touch idiot.

  3. Just the Facts said on 25 Jul 2012 at 6:25 am:
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    Stop approving every residential rezoning and Comp Plan amendment that comes our way and the need for more infrastructure “investment” is not there. Since the election last year, the BOCS has been on a binge of changing the Comp Plan to eliminate planned employment uses to deliver the goods for residential developers and their supporters, attorneys, lobbyists, etc. This Board is responsible for the loss of 1,000s of planned jobs in less than one year through their changes in the Comp Plan, and Comp Plan amendments that they initiated.

    Stonehaven in the Brentsville District is coming up soon. This is a large chunk of the area that was to be Brentswood back in 2006, when Corey stood on the side of the citizens and taxpayers. He helped fight it back then, but supports the developers now.

    I don’t want to hear anymore about the need to pay more taxes, more road bond debt, etc., to build infrastructure while the BOCS continues to serve as a rubber stamp for every scheme every residential developer puts forward.

  4. anonamouse said on 25 Jul 2012 at 6:44 am:
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    It won’t play well because he sounds exactly like a Rachel Maddow or Chris Matthews commercial on MSCNBC standing in front of the Hoover Dam spouting about how we need to expand government because government builds big infrastructure.

    And why was this speech tied to his apology to Mr. Bergman. Mr. Bergman wanted more spent on infrastructure so on that they were in agreement. Mr. Bergman’s complaint was with the politics of the board preventing some of that infrastructure from being built (Catharpin Park). The funding of Rt. 1 was a complete and totally different issue.

    Strange is the only word I can come up with that describes that rant.

  5. Just the Facts said on 25 Jul 2012 at 7:02 am:
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    By the way, regarding blogger anonymity, Corey knows who I am and has my phone number if he wants to discuss this. If my comment errs in any way, I’ll gladly correct it.

  6. DJRippert said on 25 Jul 2012 at 7:59 am:
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    Despite the oddness of his comments, he makes something of a point.

    The gas tax in Virginia is assessed in cents/gallon. In other words, it has no tie to inflation. That tax has not changed since 1986. It’s one thing to be against tax hikes. It’s another thing to pretend that inflation doesn’t exist over a 26 year period. Income taxes are naturally pegged to wage inflation. Sales taxes are naturally pegged to price inflation. Our gas tax is pegged to nothing.

    How would you feel if you received the same salary today as you received in 1986?

    If you list the 50 states in order of when they last raised their gas tax (including a simple indexing to inflation), Virginia is #49. Only Alaska (drenched in taxes from oil production) is behind Virginia. We are an absolute outlier.

    Recently, the Best State for Business survey was published for 2012. Virginia fell several slots. By far, the biggest reason for the fall was the chaotic state of our road infrastructure. As the federal government slows spending (which MUST happen) our area will suffer. We need new businesses to replace the lost federal jobs. Everybody’s future and home values are dependent on that replacement happening. We have the benefit of a highly educated citizenry. However, we have the handicap of truly incompetent transportation policy from our representatives in Richmond. Right now I believe that the transportation chaos outweighs the educational advantage.

    Even on an overall tax basis, the General Assembly’s refusal to believe in inflation does not help Northern Virginia. Many parts of the state have seen a loss of population or flat population growth. Their road infrastructure is adequate or even over built. Northern Virginia has seen an explosion in population. Our road infrastructure is inadequate and under built. However, taxes have not been held flat in Northern Virginia over the last 26 years. Hardly. Our General Assembly is only too happy to raise taxes in order to implement regional wealth redistribution schemes - particularly around schools. However, when it comes to the one thing that Northern Virginia needs most from Richmond - roads - the gas tax must remain pegged to 1986 levels.

    The hapless crew we send to Richmond is destroying our future.

  7. Citizen12 said on 25 Jul 2012 at 12:23 pm:
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    All too often reality is denied. Not having enough for what you need is proportional to spending too much on what you want.

    One might argue that back in the 40’s and 50’s we did not have the following draining our tax coffers. And we did not have residents of Virginia sending such large amounts of money out of the state instead of spending it with merchants in Virginia.

    Cost of illegal aliens in Va. soars
    Published: June 27, 2009

    On an annual basis, taxpayers in the commonwealth pay $1.7 billion per year to educate and provide medical care for illegal immigrants, as well as incarcerate those who break other laws, FAIR reports.

    The FAIR report includes an estimate from the Inter-American Development Bank that remittances from Virginia to Latin America in 2006 surpassed $1.1 billion.


  8. pprados said on 25 Jul 2012 at 12:26 pm:
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    “now I’m totally confused”

    I like Corey Stewart. I was comfortable supporting him for LG. I am going to next year’s convention. I do not think I can vote for someone who channels Elizabeth Warren.

    Is this real, am I missing something?

    Has Corey always thought that “free” enterprise doesn’t exist without the significant helping hand from the government?

  9. Satchmo said on 25 Jul 2012 at 10:09 pm:
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    Grover Norquist now has him on a list. By by Corey.

  10. ... said on 26 Jul 2012 at 6:59 am:
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    Oddly enough, as traffic congestion increases, so does the state’s gas tax revenue.

    How does that work? A car sitting in bumper-to-bumper stop-and-go traffic gets roughly half the gas mileage it would when the traffic is free-flowing. Should you be lucky enough to have a car with a trip computer that shows miles per gallon, you can verify this for yourself.

    Not that I think anyone in the state government is smart enough to figure that out, but if they did, it would provide an incentive not to do anything about congestion.

  11. Gone said on 29 Jul 2012 at 9:00 am:
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    It seems to me that they are intentionally creating gridlock on I-66 daily, from the State Troopers who stand on the side of the road looking for HOV violations which backs up traffic for miles, to not having restrictions on commercial vehicles in the left most lanes.

  12. Doug Brown said on 29 Jul 2012 at 8:38 pm:
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    Paul Ryan:

    “Government has a critical role to play in this process: establishing rules that enable open competition and securing peace and order with courts, defense forces, first responders, teachers, infrastructure, and a safety net for the most vulnerable. ”

    Stewart is not saying anything that “confusing.”

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