Crossing lines

Knight’s remarks came in response to Mark Geragos, the attorney for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who accused performers of “crossing an intellectual picket line” to perform at Sunday’s game and “caring more about my career” than about doing the right thing.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/soul-music-legend-gladys-knight-not-worried-about-losing-career-over-singing-national-anthem-at-super-bowl

Maybe, JUST MAYBE

Colin shouldn’t have crossed the line of expressing his individual political beliefs while at work.

That’s how his issues started.

2nd update on LB 314

I’ve written to the Revenue Committee on LB314.

I’m opposed to this bill.

Please include this in the record.

This bill is too complicated to be rolled together. I would suggest a smaller bill to start with to let each tax increase and elimination of exemption stand on it’s on merit.

NOW we know property tax relief is important to people who pay it.

But what are we willing to give up to gain property tax relief?

LB 314 goes to far and I’m be not willing to give you all this to gain property tax relief.

Tax Fairness

Tax Fairness, pay their fair share?

Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha, sponsor of the bill (LB50), said the measure is needed not only to establish more tax fairness, but also to replenish a state revenue stream that is needed to fund essential state programs and services.

When I see someone say people with higher income, need to pay their fair share.

Do they use more Government services than someone making a $1 less?

If not then why should they pay for a higher percentage of it?

Update on LB314 (2019)

Just another reason LB314 must not passed.

» Legislative pay raise. Nebraska lawmakers would get a pay raise for the first time in more than 20 years under Legislative Resolution 12CA, introduced by Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha. The proposed constitutional amendment would set senators’ salaries at half of the median household income in Nebraska, with the amount recalculated every two years.

If it had been in effect this year, the measure would have boosted their salaries to $29,985, up from the current $12,000 a year. Nebraska lawmakers last received a pay raise in 1988, when voters increased their salaries from $4,800. Voters rejected pay hike proposals in 2006 and 2012.

https://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/capitol-digest-new-bill-would-give-income-tax-credit-after/article_3e5f6346-005a-5867-8a84-9457e441c703.html

NO on LB 314

I read a portion of Nebraska LB 314 (2019).

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/106/PDF/Intro/LB314.pdf

I’m going to have to encourage my Senator Myron Dorn LD-30 and members of the Revenue Committee to vote no on this bill.

This bill is too complicated to be rolled together. I would suggest a smaller bill to start with to let each tax increase and elimination of exemption stand on it’s on merit.

NOW we know property tax relief is important to people who pay it. I live in an apartment and do not write a check directly to any Government body. So I’m protected in this effort.

But what are we willing to give up to gain property tax relief?

Text of the purpose of the bill:

Raise a bunch of taxes, eliminate exemptions.


1 A BILL FOR AN ACT relating to revenue and taxation; to amend sections 2 76-901, 76-903, 77-202, 77-382, 77-693, 77-801, 77-1116, 77-1238, 3 77-1248, 77-1327, 77-2602, 77-2701, 77-2701.02, 77-2701.16, 4 77-2704.24, 77-2715, 77-2715.07, 77-2715.09, 77-2716, 77-2716.01, 5 77-2717, 77-2734.01, 77-27,132, 77-4001, 77-4002, 77-4007, 77-4025, 6 79-1142, 79-1145, 81-3706, and 81-3722, Reissue Revised Statutes of 7 Nebraska, and sections 44-1095, 53-160, 53-187, 79-1005.01, and 8 79-1144, Revised Statutes Cumulative Supplement, 2018; to adopt the 9 Remote Seller Sales Tax Collection Act; to remove a property tax 10 exemption for fraternal benefit societies; to increase taxes on 11 alcohol; to increase the documentary stamp tax and the cigarette 12 tax; to provide sunset dates for the Personal Property Tax Relief 13 Act and the New Markets Job Growth Investment Act; to impose a 14 surtax on certain individuals; to increase the sales tax rate; to 15 impose sales and use taxes on certain services; to eliminate certain 16 sales and use tax exemptions; to change provisions relating to the 17 alternative minimum tax, the earned income tax credit, the tax on 18 certain extraordinary dividends and capital gains, the tax on 19 certain small business corporation and limited liability company 20 income, and itemized deductions; to provide an income tax credit for 21 certain renters; to change the distribution of certain revenue; to 22 tax vapor products under the Tobacco Products Tax Act; to change 23 provisions relating to allocated income tax funds and special LB314 2019 LB314 2019 -1- 1 education; to create the School Financing Review Commission and 2 provide duties; to change provisions of the Nebraska Visitors 3 Development Act; to harmonize provisions; to provide operative 4 dates; to repeal the original sections; to outright repeal sections 5 77-2704.65 and 77-2704.67, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska; and to declare an emergency.6 7 Be it enacted by the people of the State of Nebraska,



1 A BILL FOR AN ACT relating to revenue and taxation; to amend sections 2 76-901, 76-903, 77-202, 77-382, 77-693, 77-801, 77-1116, 77-1238, 3 77-1248, 77-1327, 77-2602, 77-2701, 77-2701.02, 77-2701.16, 4 77-2704.24, 77-2715, 77-2715.07, 77-2715.09, 77-2716, 77-2716.01, 5 77-2717, 77-2734.01, 77-27,132, 77-4001, 77-4002, 77-4007, 77-4025, 6 79-1142, 79-1145, 81-3706, and 81-3722, Reissue Revised Statutes of 7 Nebraska, and sections 44-1095, 53-160, 53-187, 79-1005.01, and 8 79-1144, Revised Statutes Cumulative Supplement, 2018; to adopt the 9 Remote Seller Sales Tax Collection Act; to remove a property tax 10 exemption for fraternal benefit societies; to increase taxes on 11 alcohol; to increase the documentary stamp tax and the cigarette 12 tax; to provide sunset dates for the Personal Property Tax Relief 13 Act and the New Markets Job Growth Investment Act; to impose a 14 surtax on certain individuals; to increase the sales tax rate; to 15 impose sales and use taxes on certain services; to eliminate certain 16 sales and use tax exemptions; to change provisions relating to the 17 alternative minimum tax, the earned income tax credit, the tax on 18 certain extraordinary dividends and capital gains, the tax on 19 certain small business corporation and limited liability company 20 income, and itemized deductions; to provide an income tax credit for 21 certain renters; to change the distribution of certain revenue; to 22 tax vapor products under the Tobacco Products Tax Act; to change 23 provisions relating to allocated income tax funds and special LB314 2019 LB314 2019 -1- 1 education; to create the School Financing Review Commission and 2 provide duties; to change provisions of the Nebraska Visitors 3 Development Act; to harmonize provisions; to provide operative 4 dates; to repeal the original sections; to outright repeal sections 5 77-2704.65 and 77-2704.67, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska; and to declare an emergency.6 7 Be it enacted by the people of the State of Nebraska,