WE THINK PAPIO-NRD BOARD CHEATED TAXPAYERS
NTF worksheet: papiomrnrd50.doc. 11-13. NTF PRESENTATION TO PAPIO-MO. RIVER NRD BOARD: NOV. 14, 2013. Good evening. My name is Doug Kagan, 12320 William Street, and I represent NE Taxpayers for Freedom. On Tuesday, a board subcommittee recommended selling 8 lots at Dam Site 13, 192nd & Dodge Rd., for $380,000 total. The sale price of Read more »
Remember the Monster Mash? If you thought that was scary, the technical problems with the ObamaCare website are just the tip of the iceberg: Read more »
TAX BURDEN ON NEBRASKA RETIREES
NTF issue paper: taxplan20.doc. 10-13. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: REPEAL INCOME TAX ON NEBRASKA RETIREMENT INCOME. BACKGROUND. Nebraska retirees find themselves at a financial disadvantage compared to retirees in other states. Facing continuing high property taxes, their savings suffer further losses from taxation on retirement income. Older Nebraskans face state income taxes on Read more »
Vigil for American Justice
Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom co-sponsored a vigil on September 13, 2013, for the family of ninety-three year old grandmother, Louise Sollowin, who was raped and murdered by an illegal alien in South Omaha. Other sponsors are the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Nebraska Advisory Group. The purpose of the rally was to press our Read more »
Nebraska Conservative Coalition Network
Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom is proud to be a member organization in the Nebraska Conservative Coalition Network. This roundtable includes several conservative and tea party groups around the state that jointly work on one project each year. This year, member groups are concentrating on identifying, recruiting, organizing campaigns for, and providing volunteers to help elect conservative candidates Read more »
ObamaCare Impact on Local Schools
Recently Millard School Board member, Mike Kennedy, was quoted in the Investor’s Business Daily for his comments about how ObamaCare has impacted not only taxpayer costs negatively, but also medical care for Millard School District employees and their families. Please help with the fight over this wretched law that tyrannizes taxpayers – especially those on Read more »
NTF works with Douglas County Commissioners
Over the last several weeks members of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom have been expressing their thoughts and ideas on how to cut expenses for 2013/2014. We would like to express our thanks to Madam Chair Mary Ann Borgeson and the Douglas County Commissioners for allowing us the opportunity to express our concerns. NTF President Doug Kagan, Read more »
SCAM ARTIST ON YOUR ROOF
As you know we had hail damage to several thousand homes in the area and I interviewed several roofing companies and I was able to finally pick one but I wanted to warn you about companies selling their companies name and using cheap labor and contractor to do the work. In Friday’s OWH a family Read more »
Illegal Aliens - What do they cost? What can we do?
Did you know that illegal aliens may be coming into Nebraska from Kansas because they now find jobs harder to find there? Are you concerned about the burden you bear as a taxpayers because of the net drain they put on society – and the government? Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach discusses illegal immigration, Read more »
Milton Friedman - Redistribution of Wealth
Do you agree with Warren Buffet that no parent should let their children inherit enough wealth so they didn’t have to work? Did you know that Buffet favors a 100% inheritance tax? No? What about a free market approach? Would you choose instead Milton Friedman’s classic argument against the inheritance tax altogether? Read more »
Agenda 21 - meeting followup
Thanks for Dr. Bryan Van Deun and Annie Clark for a very special pesentation of the dangers fo Agenda 21 to taxpayers and property holders at our February meeting. Annie Clark sent her thanks for, "all of the great questions and interaction from everyone who came!" In case you weren't able to come, two of Read more »
And you thought Canada was more progressive?
Do you think other nations don't watch the US? I shudder to think what our enemies think of us. Pretty soon the interest payments on our national debt will fund the entire Chinese military. Well, don't take my word for it. Watch this video of Pierre Poilievre, a Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, Canada, as Read more »
Agenda 21 - Is It Real?
Don't know what Agenda 21 is? Come to our February meeting. Wonder how large a probem it is? Check this out: The Amazon.Com Challenge/Exercise. Ask people to go to www.amazon.com and click to the BOOK section. Type LOCAL AGENDA 21 in the title box. You will find a seemingly endless list (I stopped counting Read more »
A Little Gun History
"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." — George Mason, Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788 Recently, a member's friend sent him an e-mail based on this article found in Salisbury News. Snopes cannot Read more »
Are school curriculums in Nebraska under local taxpayer control? With proper legislative representation? Local control? Watch this – then decide: Think this isn't being implemented in Nebraska? Check this document out, produced by our State Board of Education with your tax dollars. Note the bottom section on page ten. Read more »
OPPD Customers to Pay More - in Spite of Protests
Thursday, December 12, 2012, NTF VP Marty Brown, attended the Omaha Public Power District, to protest the rate increase. WOWT, Channel 6, was interested in his testimony even fi it did not make a difference in the Board's decistion: . Here are Marty Brown's comments at the Board Meeting: The average Social Security check is Read more »
Short: Class vs. Class Warfare
If one side wins, the leader vows to donate his salary to charity. If the other side wins, their leader vows to donate yours. Which side do you want to win? Read more »
Amendment Three is both Cowardly and Deceptive
As discussed on FaceBook, it is a stretch to insist that long-time legislators can resist the lobbyists more effectively. It takes time for those lobbyists to establish relationships with legislators. Nevertheless, any discussion of current merits begs the point that the people of Nebraska voted term limits in three times. Twice, the bureaucrats got them Read more »
One Percent Solution - No More New Taxes!
This video is dead on. The City of Omaha's promoted need to issue another occupation tax is just a ruse to make occupation taxes, like the mayor's tax on restaurant food, common and accepted. Guess what that does? It skirts the requirement to put the tax, as sales taxes are, to a vote of the Read more »
OMAHA SUFFERS CREDIT DOWNGRADE
Omaha has suffered a downgrade of its bond rating due to problems with underfunded pensions for city workers. The current unfunded pension liability is $794 million, mostly from the police and fire pension systems. The downgrade could lead to higher borrowing costs for the city. How can the mayor and our city council even Read more »
New Issue Papers and Speeches - updated!
We have new issue papers and speeches for various NTF projects that you might want to be aware of: Education Monitor I (primary and secondary): NTF Presentation to Omaha School Board: 8-6-12 (adovcating for the removal of Freddie Gray as Omaha School Board President for corruption.) Nebraska Legislative Watch: Lobbying Against Taxpayers in the Legislature: Read more »
NTF Statement following OPS Board Meeting on 8/6/20121
Freddie Gray no longer can be an effective leader as president of the Omaha Public School Board. She could have asked advice from the NADC. An unprincipled majority won the vote here tonight, but they lost the trust of the community by their lack of integrity. Though 4 members of this board know the meaning Read more »
"Heads Must Roll in Latest Episode of OPS Scandal"
After evaluating the most recent revelations about the scandal surrounding the selection of an Omaha Public Schools superintendent, Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom (NTF) is urging the school board to publicly censure and demand the immediate resignation of Freddie Gray, the board president, following her full disclosure of emails between herself and the former Des Moines Read more »
Tax Loopholes for Illegal Aliens
Ever wonder why so many illegals come to the USA other than for free market opportunity? Think it doesn't affect your tax bill? Take a look: Read more »
NTF Suggested Budget Cuts for Douglas County.
NTF worksheet: douglascounty27.doc. 5-12. (revised) NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM WORKSHEET: SUGGESTED BUDGET CUTS FOR THE FY 2012-2013 DOUGLAS COUNTY BUDGET. Douglas County in the next fiscal year faces a serious $5 million budget deficit that will require either a property tax rate hike or substantial cuts in the upcoming budget. Dept. chiefs have submitted budget Read more »
Indirect Taxes through Energy
Early in candidate Obama's campaign someone asked him about cap and trade. He delared that, "Under my plan… electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket." Obama seems to be carrying out this famous "campaign promise". Don't think so? According to Phil Kerpen of Fox News, your electric bill will be impacted by an eight-fold or higher increase Read more »
Tax Day Debate - Video
On Tax Day, April 15, 1:00-3:00 PM, NTF hosted the "Great Debate" at Walnut Grove Park in Omaha. KFAB Radio talk show host, Scott Voorhees, asked the candidates questions pertaining to taxes,spending, and government regulations. Debaters included Senate candidates: Jon Bruning Deb Fischer Pat Flynn Don Stenberg View the video here: Read more »
2012 Bill Ratings Released
NTF has posted good and bad resolutions for the 2012 Nebraska Legislative Session. You may find them under the NTF project, Nebraska Legislative Watch or, for your convenience, here. Read more »
During the debate on ObamaCare, Obama Regime minions loudly proclaimed that if we liked our present health care plan, we could keep it, that the law would create 4 million jobs. Since the law passed, insurance providers have dropped coverage and laid off employees. The Des Moines Register reported that an Iowa insurance company no Read more »
Congressman Lee Terry continues to make himself one of the most accessible congressman. Check out the “Lee Listens” virtual town hall on his website: www.leeterry.house.gov. Read more »
MUD Issues - Rates & Privatization
Metropolitan Utilities District is involved in two issues that concern NE Taxpayers: 1. MUD is adding a $5 monthly service charge to our bills, because customers are not using enough water! Usually, utilities raise rates if customers are using too much of something. 2. MUD could save $3 million annually over 10 yrs. by outsourcing Read more »