Friday, October 24, 2014

BEAT THE OP$ BLOATED BOND ISSUE


Supporters of the OPS bond issue show their desperation by resorting to soliciting OPS junior and high school students to distribute pro-bond fliers by using their volunteer hours mandated by the school district.  With the thousands of dollars that Yes for OPS is spending on publicity and signs, one would think that they had propagandized sufficiently to win votes.  Apparently, bond proponents are worried that overtaxed residents of the Omaha Public School District see through the propaganda and resoundingly will vote down this bloated $421 million bond issue.  One more reason to help NE Taxpayers for Freedom defeat this OP$ bludgeoning of taxpaying homeowners.  Email netaxpayers@gmail.com to help distribute anti-bond fliers. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE BASHES TAXPAYER EFFORT

Every time we fight a bloated school bond issue, there always is someone from the education establishment that can't take the heat.  Below you will see a response from an Omaha Public Schools employee, using his taxpayer-paid email OP$ account, to criticize our flyer campaign against the bloated $421 million OP$ school bond issue:

Thanks for littering my lawn and neighborhood with misinformation. If you have made recommendations for budget cuts that would renovate every building that requires it, you should have put it in your flier rather than bashing illegal immigrants and whining about the costs of conducting a proper methodology for spending taxpayer money.

Graham Engdahl
Joslyn Elementary
11220 Blondo St. 68164

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

HELP FIGHT THE OP$ BOND ISSUE


Calling all taxpayers who live in the Omaha Public School District!!  We have been inundated with propaganda from the liberal elite and teachers unions who support the whopping $421 million bond issue that would raise our property taxes.  These people treat taxpayers like docile ATM sheep.  Now is your opportunity to hear the real facts about why you should vote NO on the OP$ bond issue on Nov. 4.
See a Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom Power Point program with fact sheets on these 2 evenings: Thu. Oct. 16, 6:15 PM, Swanson Library, 90th & Dodge Streets.
Thu. Oct. 23, 6:30 PM, Swanson Library, 90th & Dodge Streets.
 
OP$ still owes $60 million on its 1999 bond issue.  Now, the school district wants to soak us for more, and then soak us for more again with another $377 million bond issue in 2017.

Monday, October 06, 2014

DEFEAT THE OP$ 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 rep, a Latino Center of the Midlands rep, and a few minority speakers.  The teacher union chief insulted taxpayers by saying, "Shame on us."  I responded during my speech by saying, "Shame on him" for criticizing overburdened taxpayers.  Board member Matt Scanlan moved to adopt the bond resolution, seconded by board member Yolanda Williams.  Voting YES, to raise taxes on OPS residents, were board members Marian Fey, Lou Ann Goding, Lacey Merica, Matt Scanlan, Marque Snow, Katie Underwood, Anthony Vargas, Justin Wayne,  and Yolanda Williams.  

APPROXIMATE HIGHER OP$ PROPERTY TAXES ON YOUR HOME.

Home Value
Present OP$ tax
Tax increase from bond
Total OP$ tax
$100,000
$1,202
$60
$1,262
$150,000
$1,803
$90
$1,893
$200,000
$2,404
$120
$2,524
$250,000
$3,005
$150
$3,155

 
This property tax hike is only from the 1st OP$ bond issue.  The board plans a $377 million bond issue in 2017!

TAXED TO THE MAX.  Add these tax hikes to property taxes levied on homeowners by the City of Omaha, Douglas County (which will raise property taxes to pay for its bond issue), higher Papio-Mo. River NRD taxes, higher MUD rates because of the sewer fee increase, and higher OPPD rates.  OP$ taxpayers currently face the financial burden of paying off over $60 million for previous bond issues. Homeowners already pay about 60% of their property taxes to support Omaha Public Schools, a bureaucracy that seems to treat homeowners like personal ATMs. Many residents, with no children in the school system, will face higher taxes for services not utilized; retirees especially will face a financial burden.  The OP$ board has voted to wantonly abuse taxpayers living in the OP$ school district.  To add insult to injury, this board has the audacity to plan to pass an additional $377 million bond issue in 2017.   The first bond will not be paid off before the 2nd bond issue appears.  Moreover, the district spent monies from the last bond issue on projects not listed instead of spending the dollars on promised expenditures.  Fight back!  Vote NO on the OP$ bond on Nov. 4.  And volunteer to help NTF distribute our flyers in your neighborhood.  Email netaxpayers@gmail.com today!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

SUPPORT OMAHA MAYOR JEAN STOTHERT

Every Omaha conservative should help pack the Omaha City Council chambers at 1819 Farnam Street on Tue. Aug. 12, at 7 PM.  Every Omaha conservative should speak in support of the conservative budget proposed by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert.  2% property tax rate decrease.  No money for a bike czar to plan painting pin stripes down Omaha streets, so that bike riders in their funny lycra shorts can clog traffic at rush hour.  Less bonded indebtedness. More $$ in the cash reserve fund to preserve our AA1 bond rating.  Much more.  Come and join NTF members at the budget hearing. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

RALLY TO PROTECT NEBRASKA


 

            Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, Nebraska Advisory Group, Tea Party Patriots-NE, Our Vote Should Count, and Liberty Ladies-Omaha will hold a "Rally to Protect Nebraska" on Saturday, August 2, from 10 AM to Noon, at the north side of the State Capitol Building in Lincoln.  The purpose of the rally is to protect and defend our state against the silent invasion of illegal aliens and to call for greater security at our borders.   Please come with friends!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

MINIMUM WAGE = MAXIMUM DAMAGE


Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom has begun a statewide campaign to defeat the probable November 4 general election ballot issue to raise the state minimum wage.  This campaign will include a public speaking tour, guest editorials, debates, and the use of social media to mobilize voters to vote NO on this ballot question.  "Among other economic calamities, raising the minimum wage will curtail job creation, cause unemployment, especially among teens, and raise prices for consumer goods and services," said Doug Kagan, NTF president.  Join our project to stop this erosion of the business climate here in Nebraska.  Email netaxpayers@gmail.com

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS 4TH OF JULY TEA PARTY


Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom and Tea Party Patriots-NE will sponsor our annual 4th of July Tea Party on Thu. July 3, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Walnut Grove Park, 150th & Q Streets, Omaha.  The theme of this tea party is "Restore our Constitution."  Keynote speaker is Pete Ricketts, candidate for Governor.  Also, conservative candidates for other state and local offices.  Free copies of the Constitution, patriotic music, prize drawings, contests, Liberty Tree, and hot dogs and chips.  Tents and tables loaded with conservative and Tea Party materials.  Rally and picnic with fellow taxpaying patriots and help elect conservatives in 2014!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS TOWN HALL MEETING, O'NEILL, NE.

NTF and several other conservative group leaders in the NE Conservative Coalition Network will hold a town hall meeting in O'Neill, NE. at 10 AM on Sat. June 21 at the Blarney Stone, 432 East Douglas Str. Please join us and learn how to lobby & monitor the state legislature, fight Common Core in our schools, stop ObamaCaid in the Unicameral, and use Twitter to advance the conservative cause. 

Saturday, June 07, 2014

PROPERTY VALUATION SEMINAR.

Attention homeowners and business owners!  We invite you to attend our annual free Property Valuation Seminar.  Wed. June 18, 6:30 PM, Millard Library, 132nd & Westwood Ln., Omaha.  Learn how to challenge the increase in your property valuation.  Expert appraisers will explain every detail and help you through the process.  Plus, packets that will explain the history of our skyrocketing property valuations and solutions to this annual feast on Nebraska taxpayers.