Welcome!

Welcome to Nebraskans Supporting the Fair Tax – the Nebraska arm of Americans For Fair Taxation, the organization promoting the FAIRtax®!  We support AFFT’s efforts to replace the Federal Income Tax with a national consumption sales tax, thereby eliminating the IRS.

At the state level, we promote principles of good taxation — to eliminate confiscatory taxes and replace them with broad-based, flat consumption taxes.  By taxing only consumers we recognize what Pres. Calvin Coolidge knew, “in the end [taxes] come out of the people who toil.”  Informing fellow Nebraskans and our legislators of this truth will help Nebraska become more economically attractive among our neighboring states.

Interested?  Please email our president and state co-director, Rob Rohrbough, at:

Rob@nefairtax.org

Just flattening the current tax on income is not real reform; it is tweaking!  If you are fed up with the Federal Income Tax, you are not alone!  Check out these stories:

 

May 5, 2020, FAIRtax Virtual Meeting

 

LR 300 CA and its Path through the Legislature

Our speaker for May has been fighting for founding values in Nebraska for many years. In those years he has developed an intimate knowledge of Nebraska’s legislative process. Want to know how LR 300 CA can become law? Come to our May meeting! We will hold it online if necessary:

Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Click here to download the handouts
Click here to join the meeting online

Or tap on your smartphone:
253-215-8782,,81062973342#

Agenda:

  1. Registration (6:15 – 6:30)
  2. Networking & Dinner
  3. Introductions & Business Meeting (7:00)
  4. Mark Bonkiewicz
  5. Wrap up (8:00)

If you choose to call in manually, call 253-215-8782 When prompted for the Meeting ID enter 810-6297-3342#.  There are three handouts you may download and print:

  1. Timeline of Modern Tyranny (2 pages)
  2. Two Year Legislative Cycle
  3. Unicameral Legislative Process Flowchart

If you would like to download all three in one file, click the following:

  1. All three handouts for May 5, 2020 — 4 page PDF

Mark Bonkiewicz’ 40 year background in sales and professional speaking makes him a natural for protecting families and strengthening conservative values. He is a dynamic leader who champions the protection of the health and innocence of children with passion and faith.

At age 50, Mark responded to a message during his early morning Bible study that the Gospel message and traditional parents’ rights were constantly being assaulted in Nebraska and someone needed to stand in the gap in the public square. With that impetus, he formed Nebraskans for Founders’ Values (NFFV), an organization that has grown to become a strong influence across the entire state. Mark has been married to Paula for 47 years and they are blessed with two adult sons and two grandchildren.


Reservations are very much appreciated.  You may register on Facebook here
https://www.facebook.com/NebraskansSupportingtheFairTax/

Or by emailing Rob@NEFAIRtax.org.
For more information Info@NEFAIRtax.org

If you have any questions, please contact:

Rob Rohrbough
President, Nebraskans Supporting the FAIRtax
Rob@NEFAIRtax.org

Stay up-to-date with us at:
https://www.facebook.com/NebraskansSupportingtheFairTax/
Or by emailing Info@NEFAIRtax.org

 

Our March Meeting!

 

Sen. Steve Erdman on LR 300 CA

Last week, Sen. Steve Erdman came to Omaha to discuss his priority bill, Legislative Resoli=ution 300, a proposed amendment to Nebraska’s constitution.  This amendment would prohibit all forms of taxation except a consumption tax on services and new goods.  WOWT covered the event in this video:

 

 

Resources for LR 300 CA

We are gratified at the excitement and enthusiasm for this sweeping tax overhaul in Nebraska.  Many questions have been asked including just how it works.  In response to that, we have included several resources here.  Just click on the item to open the resource, mostly PDF files you can view and download:

 

 

LR 300 CA Gets Hearing in the Revenue Committee

On Wednesday, February 12, the Revenue Committee heard testimony on this resolution, which would give farmers, business and home owners the relief that the Unicameral hasn’t been able to provide for the last half century!

Please contact Rob by email, Rob@NEFAIRtax.org , or by calling 402-3697-6915, for more information.

https://www.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/unhappiness-over-property-other-taxes-in-nebraska-fuels-support-for/article_c15f0a34-03c0-595f-adeb-511b9d6d227b.html

 

 

LR 300 CA Introduced!

On January 23rd, the last day to introduce bills in the Unicameral, Sen. Steve Erdman and nine co-sponsors introduced a Legislative Resolution, 300 CA, proposing to amend the Nebraska Constitution to eliminate both property taxes and the state income tax.  It would replace the current sales tax with a limited base to a broad-base consumption tax on services and new goods.  On Wednesday, February 12, the Revenue Committee heard testimony on this resolution, which would give farmers and homeowners the relief that the Unicameral hasn’t been able to provide for the last half century!

Please contact Rob by email, Rob@NEFAIRtax.org , or by calling 402-3697-6915, for more information.

https://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/bayard-senator-proposes-interesting-idea-get-rid-of-property-income/article_e6147b9d-20f5-5afb-8c00-e9e2fa1df742.html

 

 

Dan Pilla's Ten Principles of Federal Taxation

Want to understand why you should take a good look at the FAIRtax?  Dan Pilla is one of the foremost tax experts in the country.  He is considered to be “the nation’s leader in taxpayers’ rights defense and IRS abuse prevention and cure” according to The Heartland Institute.  If you don’t like to read and have time, you may watch his presentation on The Heartland Institute’s website.   If you do not have the hour that takes, you may glance at his analysis in writing.  In either case, you will understand good and bad taxation better than you ever have before!

Should the IRS Be Abolished?

Can it be fixed?  Take a look at this Washington Examiner article.

The Case for the Fair Tax®

Check out former Senator John Linder’s articulate case for the Fair Tax® at Hillsdale College:

It is a fine presentation that answers all your questions! If you don’t think so, message us from our FaceBook site.

Think your property is safe with the IRS?

Just ask the owners of a grocery store in Michigan!  Read what George Will has to say about it here.  This could happen in Nebraska…  Abuses like this and the IRS all go away with the Fair Tax®!

So, You Think Your Taxes are High?

The Complex Tax Code is not helping the economy or average folks, according to Tom Purcell, in Thursday’s Omaha World Herald.  You may read about it here.

New FaceBook Page

Please feel free to Like our new FaceBook page, NebraskansSupportingtheFairTax! Then look for additional posts and news. We started with a video from Kerry Bowers, who walks through the features every tax code should have and grades our current income tax code along with the FairTax – HR 25/S 13.

A Little Tax History

On April 15, what better day than for historian, Bill Federer, to come out with an article on the history of the income tax and its nefarious impact on American life:

American Minute on Tax Day

The Income Tax: Root of all Evil

When I talk to people about the Fair Tax®, I ask them this question:  Among three major forms of taxes – the property tax, income and related taxes (withholding, estate tax), and a consumption tax – which one respects our unalienable right to property?  The property tax is pretty obvious – especially on non-income producing property like our residences.  When we pay property tax to the state at the risk of losing our house to a tax sale, we really do not own it; we rent it from the government.  How about income?  Is not the income we earn our own property?  If this is not so obvious, take a look at this classic article from the The Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Fair Tax® Can Be Applied at the State Level

We have been asked if the Fair Tax® concept can be applied at the state level.  It most certainly can, and Nebraska Fair Tax ® has developed a proposal to replace Nebraska’s income tax and sales tax with strictly a consumption tax.

It would eliminate the state income tax and all its related taxes, including both the state withholding tax and the state inheritance tax.  The details of the proposal may be found in this PDF file.

The Problem with Property Taxes

Until recently most activists considered the Fair Tax to be a national (Federal) issue.  We now consider it to be a state level issue as well.  Why?  No better case can be made than this from David Barton and Rick Green as they interview Texas State Representative Phil King.  Do other forms of taxes, like the property tax, violate our moral code?  Just listen to this!