Jessica Shelburn, State Director, Americans for Prosperity
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An Oak, Nebraska native, Jessica Shelburn has more than a decade of experience in the Nebraska Legislative Council serving as aide to Senators Schrock, Kremer, Wightman, Bloomfield, and most recently Senator John Kuehn. She also has considerable experience in agriculture and education, teaching Agriculture Education and FFA in Newman Grove Public Schools, working in the United State Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, and serving as a clerk on the Agriculture Committee and Executive Board in Lincoln. Jessica joined AFP in March of 2018 as Nebraska State Director.
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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.
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.
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.