Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling ~S.A.W. Breakfast~

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Lt. Governor Bill Bolling attended the monthly S.A.W. (Staunton-Augusta County-Waynesboro) breakfast at Mr.s Rowe’s restaurant this morning to a full room of local Republican grassroots and elected representatives…


Delegate Steve Landes

The event started off with comments from several people including Delegate Steve Landes, Delegate Chris Saxman, 6th District Scott Sayre, Staunton Chairwoman Ann Taetzsch, and Augusta Chairman Bill Shirley…

Delegate Chris Saxman

Lt. Governor Bolling is one of those speakers who can speak for 45 minutes but still holds your attention as if it was only 10 minutes. He can also present an incredible amount of information and facts, as evident of NewsVirginian reporter Bob Stuart who had multiple pages of notes, but yet he does not bog down the speech with a overabundance of information.


Scott Sayre

The Lt. Governor spoke about many topics regarding the actions and policies being developed, maintained, increased, and “Dreamed Up” in Richmond by the elected representatives. With the present economic situation here in Virginia and nationwide that issue received considerable focus. He spoke about how Virginia has gotten itself into a deep deficit because of the economic downturn but also because of Richmond counting on unrealistic revenue projections in Governor Tim Kaine’s (D) budget. And we will be looking at even a higher deficit due to the budgeted projection of 4-½% revenue increase projection for this year. Fortunately for Democratic Governor Tim Kaine (Also Chairman of the Democratic National Committee at the same time) he will be getting a substantial “Bailout” from Washington and his buddy President Obama, but what happens when that “Magic-money” runs out?…


Augusta County McDonnell \ Bolling coordinator Chris Green



Lt. Governor Bolling then spoke about the letter to the Secretary of the Interior that Governor Tim Kaine wrote requesting a suspension of the efforts to explore and develop known Natural Gas and Oil reserves off the coast of Virginia. Lt. Governor Bolling responded by sending a letter of his own stating the economic, energy, and jobs that this exploration and development will bring to Virginia if allowed. He include projections of the millions of tax revenue that this energy would bring to Virginia which could be used to help solve the States transportation issue. He also spoke of the challenge that Attorney General-Governor Candidate Bob McDonnell made to the three Democratic Party Candidates for Governor to support these important efforts to develop American sources of energy off our coasts and the refusal of the Democratic Candidates…










Energy will sure to be a major topic in the near and far term future and we must develop our own sources of energy for the obvious reasons. Like President Obama and many from the Democratic party side it would be foolish to ignore our known sources of Natural Gas and Oil only to focus on Wind, solar, and other new technologies as they are. Democratic Governor now Senator Mark Warner sidetracked efforts to develop Virginia offshore energy sources when he had a bill on his desk and now Democratic Governor Kaine is doing the same. Will we wait for $4 a gallon gasoline or worse before we do what is right?…








NewsVirginian article by Bob Stuart...

2 comments:

Betty said...

It is good to see the local Republicans back together and moving forward. Bill Shirly is doing a great job and is whats needed to detract the M&M crowd as they self-destruct and take the party down with them.

RightsideVA said...

Agreed.
Bolling is an impressive speaker and has the integrity and woork history within the party to back it up. Bill is doing a great job at getting the party moving forward again even with all of the attempts to stall, derail, interupt, intimidate, threaten, disrupt, and screw up the efforts of the committee by the prior chairman Kurt Michael and his followers. Several of those same followers have seen the mans actions and are now also working to move the party forward...
It takes time but it will get done...