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May Meeting — This Coming Monday!

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
Valentino’s
5022 S 108th St, Omaha, NE 68137

Agenda:

  1. Registration (6:15 – 6:30)
  2. Dinner
  3. Intro — Rob Rohrbough, President (7:00)
  4. Michael Godfrey, Adjunct Professor, Bellevue University
  5. 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:

https://www.facebook.com/NebraskansSupportingtheFairTax/

Or by emailing Rob@NEFAIRtax.org.
For more informationNEFAIRtax.org or Info@NEFAIRtax.org

 

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 five more great programs on Second Monday evenings through the spring and summer:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 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.