Archives for February 2013
State and federal authorities have apparently come up with a novel cost-saving measure. They will simply not enforce the law when an illegal alien is charged with a crime. Citizens get the full force of the law directed towards them, but illegal aliens are, well, something special.
With all the capital improvement projects being bandied about in this year’s budget discussions I thought it might be useful to take a look at what government is already doing with our taxpayer dollars on capital improvement projects, so I took a little field trip to the Development Services Building today. Every new public building […]
The Prince William County School Board, dutifully carrying out the orders of Superintendent Walts, has been loudly bemoaning the prospect that our taxes might only be raised by 3.53% instead of 4% in the county and that the resulting cuts from the anticipated increases in spending will just be impossible to bear. Well, it’s time to call […]
The conference report for the transportation budget deal was delivered to the House of Delegates today for a vote on final passage. Here’s what it looked like.
Too good not to share. H/T: Riley at Virtucon.
The looming budget deal in Richmond will raise sales taxes 20% in Northern Virginia, hike the “grantor’s tax” on real estate transactions by $0.40 per hundred, and hike the sales tax on automobiles by 33%. All this so Richmond can continue to throw money to fix transportation problems where they don’t exist and fail to […]
Media outlets in DC are reporting that federal authorities charged two men for smuggling drugs from Mexico into Prince William County in semi-trailers today. Details about this case are scant, and WTOP and Fox 5 are both reporting pretty much the same information which strongly suggests both of them are reporting based only on press releases at this point. […]
You’d think that if you wanted to find an organization dedicated to free markets, free enterprise and the tremendous benefits of capitalism to a country and its people, your local Chamber of Commerce would be the place to look. After all, the members of a local Chamber of Commerce simply wouldn’t exist without all of […]
Here’s a handy way to tell which county supervisors believe they need to spend more of your money, and which ones think a tax hike in the current economy and with a federal spending sequester makes utterly no sense: take a quick look at today’s BOCS votes on the advertised tax rates. There’s no amount […]
The Manassas GOP joins the Prince William County Republican Committee in getting their call for a delegate selection process for the 2013 State Republican Convention out the door, and as usual all we hear from the Manassas Park Republican Committee is silence. Those patiently waiting for an update to the Manassas Park Republican Committee’s website for any kind […]
Ken Cuccinelli’s new book, “The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight For American Liberty” was released this week and just the mention of it is already driving liberals absolutely nuts. If anyone was ever unsure about how powerful ideas really are, what’s going on right now should answer every question that may have crossed […]
According to NLS, staffers for Jeanmarie Devolites-Davis have been offering bribes to get voters to sign up for the 2013 Republican Convention as delegates for her. As if working overtime to deprive you of your constitutionally-protected right to self-defense wasn’t enough for her, now her campaign is violating Virginia law in an attempt to harm […]
What if the Prince William County Board of Supervisors had the power to enact a local income tax to support additional spending without any voter referendum at all, and that tax could not be repealed at some later date unless some other source of revenue was made available to fund the spending that tax enabled? […]
Guest Post By Charles Sutherland
While a needed step in the right direction, School Superintendent Magouyrk’s draft budget to reduce costs requires some analysis. As usual, the devil is in the details.
The Prince William County Schools are very proud to let taxpayers know that this is “School Board Appreciation Month,” an opportunity for public employees to devote their efforts towards praising and honoring the politicians that oversee them. This month they take time out of their busy schedules (that are, as they consistently report each budget season so […]
Scott Lingamfelter has bumped up against the folks that can’t distinguish between the principles of libertarianism and the cult of personality that surrounds Ron Paul. In chastising Ron Paul for his recent comment of “live by the sword, die by the sword” about the recent death of a decorated serviceman, a legion of Ron Paul supporters have […]
There’s not a whole lot more valuable to political campaigns than that one thing a voter gets right before an election that convinces them to vote for your candidate. With the announcement that the Postal Service is going to cease Saturday deliveries, that’s going to be a bit harder to pull off and is going […]
Sometimes, YouTube is a dubious friend.
In this instance, Lieutenant Governor candidate Pete Snyder posted a video on YouTube, and it helpfully suggested some other “related” videos that I might be interested in watching after I finished with Pete. In this case, there are some news clips, something about a swine flu panic, a cow, a […]
The Prince William County Republican Committee has issued their call for a convention with a filing deadline of February 23rd, and an overview of the call and convention dates are in an article at PWC News Network. Don’t wait to submit your delegate form, get it in now.
Some folks might have a few more questions about […]