I was thinking about Mr Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan and had a thought jumped into my head (yeah, me thinking is kinda scary). Two of the 9's. 9% business tax rate. 9% personal tax rate. So, lets take a small business owner that pays himself a salary from the company he/she owns. That business owner will pay the exact same rate of tax regardless of the salary he pays himself. He will pay the 9% as an individual if he draws the profit as a salary or pay the same 9% if he leaves the money as profit for the company and pays himself less in salary. There is no hiding of money or manipulation of tax code to pay a lesser rate based upon differences between personal or business taxes. It's brilliant.