Political Realities

NTF 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!

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 “RESTORING LIBERTY” web site:
The 2030 Agenda: This Month the UN Launches a Blueprint for a New World Order

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 “THE DAILY CALLER” web site:
President Barack Obama’s November amnesty will give $1.7 billion in taxpayers’ cash to illegal immigrants, according to a congressional study.

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


PROFILES IN BAD GOVERNMENT: Douglas County Commissioner Clare Duda, District 7

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: […] Read more »


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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] Read more »


NTF opposes any extension of term limits for Unicameral terms. Read more »

NTF Testifies For Charter Schools

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 »

NTF Christmas Party

Christmas Party guests included Nebraska State Senator Bill Kintner, Omaha City Council member Aimee Melton and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. Read more »

Katie Kieffer Autographs Book at NTF Meeting

Katie Kieffer, author of Let Me Be Clear, autographed her book at the November NTF meeting. Read more »


NTF worksheet: legwatch131.doc. 11-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM WORKSHEET: TIPS FOR THE LEGISLATURE. The 2015 Legislature is the most conservative in recent legislative history. New and veteran conservative state senators must control: Health & Human Services, Judiciary, and Education Committees and cut spending in the 2nd & 3rd. Spending rises, because senators want to pass […] Read more »

Kagan Comments on Land Bank Possibilities

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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 […] Read more »

LB 1058 Weakens NE Influence in Presidential Elections

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 […] 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 […] 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 »

NTF White Paper on Douglas County Budget

   An Analysis of the Douglas County Budget for FY 2013-2014 July 10, 2013                           EXECUTIVE SUMMARY “The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy” Daniel Webster (1782-1852) While most Douglas County residents realize the County provides essential services, it is a reasonable expectation that our […] 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 […] Read more »

Agenda 21 - Is It Real?

Don’t know what Agenda 21 is?  Wonder how large a probem it is?  Check this out: Go to 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 […] 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 debunk […] 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 […] 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 […] Read more »

Big government - Big lies

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 »

Taxpayer Alert: How gullible are you?

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 […] Read more »

Reform the CIR

This issue currently is before the Nebraska Legislature.  Encourage your state senator to support the amendment supported by Governor Heineman and business leaders. Read more »