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October Meeting


The Nebraska Consumption Tax Study Is Here!

Project Manager, James Houlihan, has led this project over the summer.  It is now complete!  James will be joined by Rob Rohrbough with a review of the study and its findings.  Come to our Octobermeeting to find out how Nebraska could become a consumption-tax-only state!  We also will get a quick update from TRUE Nebraskans on the petition drive and their new Omaha office.  We have an opportunity to help the petition drive in Nebraska’s key metropolitan area.   Success here will clear the path to give real property and state income tax relief by eliminating them both.

Tuesday, October 1, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Valentino’s Italian Buffet

5022 S 108th St, Omaha, NE 68137


  1. Registration (6:15 – 6:30)
  2. Dinner
  3. Intro — Rob Rohrbough, President (7:00)
  4. Special TRUE Nebraskans petition update
  5. Rob Rohrbough and James Houlihan, Nebraska FAIRtax Study
  6. Wrap up (8:00)

A corporate controller, James deals with sales tax compliance in fifteen states.  He also serves as Douglas County Republican Party Treasurer and Omaha Young Republicans Treasurer.  James has been married 19 years and has two children.

A retired independent businessman, Rob has served as Nebraska State FAIRtax director and state organization president since 2014.  He serves on the Sarpy County Republican Party Central Committee and is a co-founder of the Truth and Freedom Foundation.  He lives in Papillion with his wife of nearly one year.

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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!

Summer Meetings

Check out FAIRtax Nebraska’s Summer 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, and in March, Jessica Shellburn, State Director, AFP Nebraska, gave us her perspective on taxes in the Legislature.  In April, Dr. Edward Truemper presented the 35% Solution, a ballot initiative.  For more information, including their imminent kick-off, click here.

We have three great programs on First Tuesday evenings through the summer:

  1. Summer Work Sessions
    Want to help make a difference?  The second Mondays throughout the summer we will host work sessions on our Nebraska consumption-based tax study.  June 10, July 8, and August 12, 2019, all three sessions now scheduled at Valentino’s, on 108th Street between “L” and “Q” Streets.

The first one is Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

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.