Friday, August 29, 2014

HELP DEFEAT THE OMAHA PUBLIC $CHOOLS BOND ISSUE


OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON 2014 BOND  ISSUE, AUG. 28, 2014.

 

Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom was the only organization to speak against the gluttonous proposed $421 million OP$ bond issue, the largest in NE history.  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 minorities.  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.  

If voters pass this travesty at the Nov. 4 general election, OPS residents owning a $150,000 home will pay $1,890 in property taxes to only the school district; owners of $200,000 homes will pay $2,520 to OP$.  Add these amounts to property taxes levied 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.  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 $377 million bond issue in 2017.   Fight back!  Vote NO on the OP$ 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. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

STOP UNFUNDED STATE MANDATES

Wed. May 21, 6:30 PM.  Panel discussion on how state unfunded mandates  adversely affect our local property taxes.  Featured speakers: Douglas County Comm. Mary Ann Borgeson, County CFO Joe Lorenz, City Council Member Aimee Melton, and Omaha Finance Director Steve Curtiss.  Millard Library, 132nd & Westwood Lane, Omaha.  We also will discuss our summer town hall meetings in O'Neill, Columbus, Norfolk, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, & Lincoln.  Please bring friends & neighbors to ask questions and volunteer.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

COME TO OUR TAXPAYER TEA PARTY


People are angry over high taxes, trillions of dollars in debt and deficits, and excessive government spending.  Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom and Tea Party Patriots-Nebraska will sponsor a Tax Day Tea Party in Omaha on Saturday, April 12.  This event will run from 1 PM to 4 PM at Walnut Grove Park, 150th & Q Streets.   Keynote speaker is Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert.  Other speakers include candidates for federal, state, and local offices.  There will be over 20 candidates and officeholders to talk to.  Our tea party also will feature patriotic music, drawings for prizes, and tables loaded with conservative and Tea Party instructional materials, booklets, and DVDs.  The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and to encourage citizens to become active as taxpayer watchdogs over government taxation and spending.     

Thursday, March 13, 2014

ATTEND NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS CONSERVATIVE CAMPAIGN WORKSHOP


Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom/ Build Nebraska PAC will host a free campaign workshop for conservative activists and volunteers on Sat. Mar. 22, from 10 AM to 3:00 PM.  Location: Papillion Sump Library, 222 North Jefferson Str., Papillion.  This workshop will tell you everything you want to know about precinct campaign organization and use of social media, like Facebook and blogs, to win elections. Those attending will receive hard copy packets to accompany the Power Point presentations.  Please attend and bring friends and neighbors!  Email netaxpayers@gmail.com for details.