President Watch

A PROJECT OF NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM

EXPLANATION & OBJECTIVES:

This project commits to fighting the unwarranted regulation, spending, and tax hike plans of President Barack Obama, which will hurt our economy, taxpayers, and families.

President Obama maintains that he will use his office to restore fiscal responsibility to the federal government.  However, his record as senator and candidate vividly illustrates that he intends to follow the socialist New Deal model that only led us into a deeper and more prolonged Depression.  His administration appointees mostly are fiscal and social leftists.  History demonstrates that tax increases on the wealthy and tax relief rollbacks only hurt an economy.  Higher taxes cripple economic incentives and stifle job creation.  Overspending similarly dries up productive private capital venture.  Overregulation hinders economic expansion.

President Watch offers an 8-point plan for President Obama to follow:

  1. Reform our tax code to reward people who create jobs and opportunities.  Fully index all taxes on savings and investment to stop taxing inflation and reduce the capital gains tax.
     
  2. Reduce the payroll tax rate, the heaviest burden on middle-class America, to return more money to our pockets.
     
  3. Increase the personal exemption for families and children to relieve the tax burden on overtaxed families.
     
  4. Establish enterprise zones in depressed urban and rural communities to spur investment, job creation, and economic growth.
     
  5. Pursue fiscally conservative approaches to cultural and social issues like poverty, education, and health care, that empower families rather than government bureaucracies
     
  6. Eradicate the inheritance tax and marriage penalty
     
  7. Launch market-opening Fair Trade agreements to increase U.S. exports and thus offer secure jobs and an expanding farm economy.
     
  8. Advance economic freedom and republican capitalism around the world.

GENERAL DIRECTIONS:

Monitor presidential legislative initiatives and appointments.
Assemble President Watch materials from NTF newsletters, files, issue papers, and other sources.
Make notes to rebut anti-taxpayer initiatives, e.g., a gas tax, and to support taxpayer-friendly initiatives.   
Call in your opinions to local radio talk shows.
Write your opinions as guest editorials to local newspapers (ask for an NTF list).
          Use NTF "How to Write a Small Editorial" outline.
          Submit your editorial to our blog (http://netaxpayers.blogspot.com), where you can view other opinions.
Plan a public debate between an NTFer and liberal regarding a controversial initiative and invite the media.
Lobby your representative and senators on presidential legislation.
           Write, call, fax, or email them.
           Organize a group visit to your local congressional office.
Volunteer for fiscally conservative presidential candidates.
Lobby the President
            Write to: The White House, Office of the President, Eisenhower Executive Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20500.
            Call the White House Comments Line: (202) 456-1414.
            Fax the Presidential Chief of Staff: (202) 456-2883.

NTF ISSUE PAPERS ETC:

OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL RULE BY EDICT

NTF issue paper: president18.doc. 4-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL RULE BY EDICT. BACKGROUND. “I have got a pen and I have got a phone, and I can use that pen to sign executive orders,” boasted President Obama recently. Decrying that Congress refuses to promote his socialist agenda, he is acting alone […] Read more »

Obamacare: Dangerous to Your Health

NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: WARNING: OBAMACARE WILL BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH BACKGROUND.  Federal government programs already insure about 52% of Americans.   Implementing ObamaCare will consume 2,000 bureaucratic pages of additional regulations, according to the NE Dept. of Insurance.  The federal Dept. of Health & Human Services currently is implementing the regulations. MORE […] Read more »

ObamaCare - Cover more? Cost Less? Guess Again!

Did you think “The Affordable Health Care Act” really is?  Are you thinking that your dependents will be covered?  After all, ObamaCare promised to leave “only” 30 million people without insurance coverage – less than the previous system. Or, Are the Wheels Coming Off as Betsy McCaughey, New York Post writer suggests.  Read her article […] Read more »

Halt the Obama Amnesty

NTF Issue Paper: illegal75.doc.  9-11. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: HALT THE OBAMA ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY. BACKGROUND.  In July, 2011, Conservative Cong. Lamar Smith (R.-TX) introduced HR 2497, the Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation (HALT) Act.  Sen. David Vitter (R.-LA) introduced S 1380, a like measure, in the Senate.  These bills would stop the […] Read more »

A Letter from the First Lady to Nebraskans

Dear Nebraska Taxpayer:   For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242,000 for my vacation in Spain. My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, […] Read more »