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:
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! Here are some stories from others who agree with you:
Tonight’s meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather and our speaker rescheduled for Monday, May 13, same time and place. Please stay home and keep warm!
How Were Taxes Collected before 1913 and the Federal Income Tax?
Mike Godfrey, possesses one of the most solid perspectives on American founding principles and history. Get a history of taxation in the US prior to 1913, when the Sixteenth Amendment, authorizing the Federal Income Tax, was deemed ratified.
Monday, May 13, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
5022 S 108th St, Omaha, NE 68137
- Registration (6:15 – 6:30)
- Intro — Rob Rohrbough, President (7:00)
- Michael Godfrey, Adjunct Professor, Bellevue University
- Wrap up (8:00)
Raised in Pennsylvania, Mike has worked in fields from mechanical engineering to transportation planning and statistics to teaching positions at University of Karlsruhe in (West) Germany, MIT, and Ohio State University, then turning to private industry at Union Pacific Railroad. After leaving UP in 1999, Mike taught music, violin and viola, while actively playing in an orchestra and two bands. Having added an M.S. in Political Science from UNO (2014) to his list of credentials, he currently is teaching the “Kirkpatrick Signature Series” class at Bellevue University.
An avid supporter of Hillsdale College in Michigan, Mike has a keen appreciation for and is an effective apologist for American founding principles. A widower with five grown sons and five grandchildren, Mike lives with his second wife in Omaha.
Reservations are very much appreciated. You may register on Facebook here:
Check out FAIRtax Nebraska’s Spring Lineup!
We kicked off this season with a great meeting in September! Doug Kagan is President of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, one of the largest, most effective taxpayer advocate groups in Nebraska. He gave us his insight on taxes and their impact on Nebraska citizens. we continued with State Senators Lindstrom and Linehan, giving us their perspective on related issues in the Unicameral.
We have three more great programs on Second Monday evenings through the spring:
- Monday, March 11, 2019 Jessica Shelburn, AFP Nebraska
As AFP’s Nebraska Director, Jessica is well prepared to discuss the tax issues currently being debated at our state legislature that affect us most.
- Monday, April 8, 2019 Dr. Edward Truemper
Dr. Truemper is a retired physician who is on fire against inappropriate taxation in Nebraska. Listen to his plan to replace both property and income taxes with consumption taxation at the retail level by broadening and lowering the state sales tax.
- Monday, May 13, 2019 Mike Godfrey, Bellevue University
Mike possesses one of the most solid perspectives on American founding principles and history. Get a history of taxation in the US prior to 1913, when the Sixteenth Amendment, authorizing the Federal Income Tax, was deemed ratified.
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.
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®!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!