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March Nebraska FAIRtax Meeting


Monday, March 12 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Pizza Ranch
3010 South 84th Street, Omaha, NE  68124

UPDATE!  We have adjusted our schedule so proven fiscal conservative and taxpayer advocate, Bill Kintner, can join Kris Pierce to talk about issues that matter to taxpayers.

Kris Pierce, Certified County Assessor, will discuss the nature of property taxes in Douglas County as well as how the offices of the Assessor and Register of Deeds work. There are several sources of tax revenue in Nebraska, and property taxes are a major one.

A recent FAIRtax convert, Bill Kintner will talk a little about the Sarpy County Assessor’s Office but more about his four year fight in the Unicameral to control spending, reduce taxes, and reign in burdensome regulations — and the impact they have on taxpayers.

Agenda:

1. Registration (6:15 – 6:30)
2. Dinner
3. Intro – Rob Rohrbough, President (7:00)
4. Kris Pierce
5. Bill Kintner
6. Wrap up (8:00)

Kris Pierce

Kris Pierce is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana where he met his wife of 13 years, Heather. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2002 specializing in communication and strategic planning. After graduation, he was the Director of Marketing for a major pizza chain and began to get involved in politics.
Moving to Omaha in 2007, Kris gained his realtor’s license in 2010 and began practicing with PJ Morgan Real Estate, focusing on commercial real estate. Starting in January 2015 he was the Assistant Deputy Assessor of Operations and remained in that position until 2017.

Bill Kintner is a former state senator who fought hard to control Spending, reduce taxes, improve educational opportunities for out children, reign in burdensome regulations and protect the lives of our most vulnerable among us, including the unborn.  As a State Senator, Bill was a true advocate for taxpayers, named Conservative Legislator of the Year three of his four years as a State Senator by the Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom.

A Ronald Reagan Conservative, Bill is a former State Senator with Degrees in Marketing and Financial Services from Wright State University.  He holds an Assessor’s Certificate in good standing.  He is married to Lauren and attends Reality Church in Papillion

 

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Please save the dates for our upcoming meetings in 2018:

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 — Real estate expert, Kris Pierce (see above meeting announcement)
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 — State Senator, John Murante
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 — Real Estate Agent, Walt Peffer
  • Monday, June 11, 2018 — Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom Chairman, Doug Kagan

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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.