PROFILES IN BAD GOVERNMENT: A SERIES FROM NE TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM. Profile #4: Douglas County Commissioner Clare Duda, District 7. Budget Cuts: 6-11-13: Voted against cutting thousands from the County Attorney budget. Other GOP commissioners voted to cut. 6-11-13: Voted against cutting thousands from the Public Defender budget. Other GOP commissioners voted to cut. 6-11-13: Voted against cutting thousands from the County Court probation budget. Read more »
The Papio-Mo. River Natural Resources District squanders taxpayer dollars.
A most recent example is the thousands wasted on promotional radio ads on KFAB, touting the recreational benefits of the NRD. The original purpose of the NRD was to maintain flood and erosion control. It is wasting millions on building unneeded dams, confiscating fertile farm land and land suitable for residential development, instead of utilizing low impact development, like dry dams, at cheaper cost. Shame on the NRD Board! Its budget hearing is on Thu. August 11, 7 PM at the NRD hq at 154th & Giles Rd. Call 402-551-0921 if you will support us there. Remember, liberals win if conservatives do not show up.
Mixed Results in the May 10 Primary ElectionVoters defeated the unneeded Papio NRD $91 million bond issue (email email@example.com for our issue paper on alternatives).
Gen. Don Bacon won his GOP congressional primary.
Mary Jane Truemper handily won her primary but must face liberal Marc Kraft in the Dist. 5 county commissioner race. Unfortunately, liberal Clare Duda won his GOP primary for District 7, probably because 2 conservative challengers split the vote.
In the legislative races, we apparently lost conservative Nicole Fox in Dist. 7 and Pat Borchers in Dist. 39. Sen. Dave Schnoor came in 1st in the Fremont area, and conservatives Mike Hilgers won in Dist. 21 in Lincoln and Joni Albrecht in Northeast NE. Conservative Dan Watermeier, unopposed, won re-election in Dist. 1. A challenger beat liberal incumbent Jerry Johnson in the Wahoo area. Another challenger beat RINO incumbent Les Seiler in Dist. 33, a GOP challenger beat incumbent liberal Sue Crawford in Bellevue, and challenger Tom Brewer walloped incumbent liberal Al Davis in NW Nebraska. The biggest thrill was seeing conservative Ian Swanson beat the stuffins’ out of teacher union pawn Rick Kolowski in Dist. 31. Conservative Steve Erdman placed 1st in the open seat in Dist. 47. These primary winners must also win in the general election in November.
Political RealitiesNTF members who took yard signs for winners are advised to put the signs away for the summer and then place them out in the fall. It is unfortunate that several of our conservative state and local candidates did not fare as well as they might. Fact is, not enough conservatives volunteer to help our conservative candidates. Dems, the teachers union and other unions put hundreds of volunteers out on the streets to distribute flyers and put up yard signs, work at phone banks and at the polls on election day. We can’t complain about liberal elected officials unless we help vote them out and help elect conservatives. Conservative candidates cannot win, if we don’t show up! The conservative agenda cannot win, if we don’t show up!
CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISM WORKSHOP
American Majority, the leading conservative grass-roots organizing leader in the nation, jointly sponsored with Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom a conservative activist seminar workshop. Topics included: Building a Grass-roots Machine, A More Transparent & Accountable Government, How to Utilize and Grow Your Political Talent, How to Communicate Effectively in Politics, Facebook 101, Twitter 101, and Twitter Activism. American Majority will return in the Spring of 2016 to conduct a workshop for conservative candidates, their staffs, and volunteers.
We offer articles which will help clarify the principles NTF stands for, including many real world examples:
From “Doug Ross @ Journal” web site:
Obama Labor Dept. Sets Stage for Nationalizing Retirement Accounts
From “CNBC” web site:
Social Security’s in worse shape than you thought: Study
From “JUDICIAL WATCH” web site:
DHS Launches “Family Reunification” Refugee Program
From “JUDICIAL WATCH” web site:
First Family Vacations: Judicial Watch has been at the forefront of exposing the trips and the waste of taxpayer dollars
From “THE DAILY CALLER” web site:
The Seven Biggest Liberal Fails Of 2014
From “RESTORING LIBERTY” web site:
Congressional Report: Obama Weaponized IRS Against Conservatives
From “RESTORING LIBERTY” web site:
Obamacare Taxpayer Funded Insurance Company Insolvent
From “RESTORING LIBERTY” web site:
America Cannot Heed This Sirens’ Song And Hope to Remain Free
NTF worksheet: illegal144.doc. 11-15. FISCAL & LEGAL FACT SHEET ON MUSLIM IMMIGRATION: * The U.S. State Dept. does not notify local communities or states selected as locations for Muslim refugees. * Local government subdivisions like cities and schools are responsible for providing paid interpreters. * Within 30 days after arrival, Muslim refugees will become eligible for the following welfare and refugee assistance services: Medicaid, child Read more »
Dear city council member/ county commissioner/ Mayor: The decision by the Obama Administration to allow thousands of Muslim refugees into the U.S., 10,000 from Syria, has seen state and local elected officials questioning what they can do to stop the adverse impact of refugee resettlement in their communities. Though only the federal government can decide who can immigrate as a refugee, federal law requires cooperation among federal, state, Read more »
NTF Issue Paper: legwatch138.doc. 10-15. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: PROTECT NEBRASKA NOW: STOP THE INFLUX OF MUSLIM REFUGEES. BACKGROUND. The U.S. accepts over twice the number of refugees as all other industrialized nations. We settled almost 70,000 refugees from the Mideast in 2014 and continue to accept about 1,000 monthly. The number of Syrian and other Muslim refugees will surge in the next few years, and the Obama Regime Read more »
Omaha City Council Approves Annexation, Talks Budget with Public By Ryan Robertson, KVNO News August 12th, 2015 The Council recessed for several hours, meeting again at 7pm to hear from the public concerning the Mayor’s proposed 2016 budget. Vicki Pratt spoke in favor of demolishing more condemned buildings. She told Council members it’s about more than clearing eyesores. “It’s also a safety issue in the neighborhood. A lot of the Read more »
WOWT-TV. 7-20-15. A taxpayer advocacy group accused the Omaha Public School district of spending nearly $8 million over its 2014 budget at Monday's board meeting. Doug Kagan with Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom scolded the board for showing what he calls "poor math skills" with line item spending. He said the cost overrun of 15 projects shows poor management in the design and construction bidding process. "Taxpayers deserve and demand Read more »
KETV CHANNEL 7. 7-20-15. OMAHA, Neb. —There was tough talk over tax dollars Monday night and how Omaha Public Schools spends them. Voters approved a $421 million bond to build and renovate OPS. Now that OPS has taxpayers' money, there's concern with the way it's spent. "Whoever budgeted the original amounts for these line item expenditures did not do their public school math very well," said Doug Kagan, of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom. Read more »
SPEECH TO NTF BY SUSAN TULLY, FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM: 6-10-15 & 6-11-15. Illegal128.doc. 6-15. Introduction. U.S. immigration system is not broken, only overwhelmed. Immigration is driving our population growth. Because of uncontrolled immigration, U.S. population is growing at a greater rate than in Red China. If no reform, U.S. population will reach 1 billion in 100 years, depleting our natural resources. We will Read more »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_e6SWJGmx0 Gwen Aspen from our NTF Education Watch Project testifies in favor of LB-616, a Charter Schools Bill. After her comments, view haranguing from Sen. Tanya Cook. Read more »
Katie Kieffer, author of Let Me Be Clear, autographed her book at the November NTF meeting. Read more »
NTF worksheet ops103.doc. 8-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM WORKSHEET: DEFEAT THE OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOL 2014 BOND ISSUE BACKGROUND. Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom was the only organization to speak against the gluttonous proposed $421 million OP$ school bond issue, the largest in NE history, at the OP$ public hearing. Several speakers connected to the education establishment also spoke: the teacher union leader, a parent-teacher organization Read more »
NTF worksheet: legwatch 125.doc. 3-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM WORKSHEET: STOP THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE BILL (LB 1058) IN THE LEGISLATURE. BACKGROUND. Certainly no Nebraska voter would want California or New York to select our next President despite our wishes. However, the National Popular Vote (NPV) compact would force state electors to pledge to cast their votes for the presidential candidate receiving the most votes nationwide, Read more »
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 these lots appears very discounted, resulting in a loss of $418,145 to taxpayers. To refresh your 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 »
As you know we had hail damage to several thousand homes in the area. I interviewed several roofing companies, and I was able to finally pick one. I want to warn you about companies selling their company's name and using cheap labor and contractor to do the work. In Friday’s OWH a family has their roof stripped, and the crew realizes it’s the wrong house so what happens? They quit stripping the shingles and go to the right house, which is Read more »
Don't know what Agenda 21 is? Wonder how large a probem it is? Check this out: 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 at 300) of books and reports that were written by professionals for professionals including many that show HOW TO IMPLEMENT AGENDA 21 in your county, your state/province, your country and your continent. Read more »
"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 debunk this article — at least as of posting time. It is worth a read. Please take a look and then read on, here: We have long Read more »
You read that right. NTF wants to coin a new phrase to convey its members' fervent belief that FREEDOM always comes with RESPONSIBILITY. The right to vote is one of our most cherished freedoms, but let's remind ourselves once again that voting is also a responsibility. Responsible citizens do their homework to ensure their vote has the desired effect. Sorry to be the one to tell you that homework doesn't end just because school does, and Read more »
NTF believes that taxpayers must educate themselves on the issues of our day in order to become better citizens of our republic. It is our mission to make this education process easy, objective and inexpensive. One source that meets those criteria is Khan Academy. Start today with this link to a presentation of the two ISMS that have kept Americans arguing since 1776. Read more »
One of the biggest challenges a taxpayer faces is the tug-of-war between what we want and what we can afford. An informed taxpayer makes all the difference in making these difficult decisions. Informed taxpayers make informed voters, so find out why politicians lie in this Thomas Sowell column. Read more »
Ever wonder why the presidential race is so close with the worst economy since the Great Depression? Here's one theory: Click 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 longer would offer insurance plans directly to individuals and families because of ObamaCare regulations. 35,000 Read more »