First lets start off by admiting the obvious.......... Cain actually has a plan. For better or for worse he has a plan. What do the others have? Obama has a nifty slogan, Hate the.... er I mean tax the rich. Romney has a plan, or as many could say a maze of confusion. Perry to my knowledge still thinks he is in first place and doesnt need a plan beyond drilling for oil. Bachmann hate Obamacare (great plan) but very shallow Huntsman is a lib pretending to be a Republican. Paul has crazy followers that think he is Obiwan Kenobi Newt has lots of ideas that will never be heard. Santorum just wants everyone to join the angry bus. Now back to Cains plan.... First of all I believe it is a pretty solid plan and even if you dont believe it is, it could easily be tweaked to work. Of course we would need a Senate that actually does their job and not just table ideas they disagree with rather than debating them and offering counter solutions. 1. A limit or trigger point, if you will, could be instituted on income levels to protect the poorest among us. 2. Food could be exempt from the sales tax portion. 3. Money made in the black market would eventually produce taxes when it was eventually spent on non black market goods. Thus taxing money that otherwise slips below the radar. 4. The actual tax amount could and would be debated to what is deemed a fair amount. 5. Perscription medication could be exempt. 6. Corperations that currently dodge taxes would pay just like the rest of us. 7. The class envy war would be nullified because other than the poor everyone would pay based on their ability not their status. People once insisted the Earth was flat and their were others that believed the sun orbited the Earth. When someone opposed those ideas they were laughed at. Who gets the last laugh now? Our tax system is fucked beyond complicated. Why not work with ideas when they are presented? Simply raising taxes solves nothing other than to raise anymosity to new levels. I dont have any idea if his plan is worked to the point that it is as good as it can be and neither do any of you. He has stated that in the next couple of weeks he will be releasing more information on the breadth of his plan. Point is lets try to make the system better rather than just look for the next partisan talking point.