I believe we can combat inflation by giving the American people a true tax break. 0T40, "Zero Tax after 40," would eliminate federal taxes from overtime pay.
Nebraska has a lot of production jobs where overtime is required. I would support legislation to eliminate federal tax on overtime pay so that workers can pay off their debts, save for a down payment on a home, save for their children's college tuition, or start their own business.
Tipped employees have significantly struggled throughout the pandemic, and 0T40 would halt federal tax collection on tips.Before 1984, a federal tax on social security checks was non-existent, and this legislation would reverse that taxation.
Lastly, increasing the federal minimum wage so that Americans can make a living wage will help them meet their needs.
Security at our borders is essential and needs to remain. However, illegal immigration has become an issue associated with terrorism and used to evoke fear. When people are trying to get into the United States, they pursue a better life for their families.
Immigrating to the U.S. or even visiting requires documents and monetary requirements that some countries either do not issue or people cannot afford. Our immigration system has become complex and inaccessible to so many people.
We need to reconstruct our immigration policies and procedures to safely open our doors to bright,
ambitious, and talented individuals who can help our nation progress.