What are Herman Cain's plans? What is 9-9-9?

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  1. Amelia
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    Will someone who likes Herman Cain as a candidate please campaign for him here. Give it your best shot.

    I'd like to hear more about his plans for the nation from someone who feels informed enough to be a good advocate.





    Edit: p.s. What are the odds of Cain being able to get his plans through Congress? Assume the best information campaign possible, to convince the people, so they can convince their representatives. Will that be enough? Will Congress cooperate?
     
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    What is 999?

    666 upside down.

    Chances of getting it thru Congress....zero.
     
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    Herman Cain's '999 plan': long overdue tax reform or job killer? - CSMonitor.com

     
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    And your edit is the rub. Why would either house of congress want any reform of any kind ?
     
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    The odds of him getting the program through congress are nil....It's a really really dumb idea besides.

    Given that it would be DOA no matter who controlled congress, he's still is a better candidate than the media anointed "front runners".
     
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    And this is my issue with Cain, there is nothing really there.
     
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    Thats why they will be voted out soon

    :clap2:
     
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    I refuse to believe that it is impossible to adopt a true flat tax which Cain's 9-9-9 plan pretty much is. I refuse to believe that voters pretty well united in what they want from their government are unable to elect people willing to do what they want.

    In a nutshell, Cain's 9-9-9 plan is to replace all other federal taxes with:

    1. A flat 9% income tax
    2. A flat 9% corporate tax
    3. A 9% federal sales tax

    PLUS the government would be required to operate within the revenues received.

    And YES that means that those currently paying no federal tax will pay some federal tax and the upper middle income and 'rich' may pay some less than they currently do. That is IF there is no change in behavior due to the new system, but we know that there are ALWAYS changes in behavior when a new tax system is introduced.

    I agree with some that most of those in Congress now won't go along with this because it strips government of much of its power to increase the power, influence, prestige, and personal fortunes of those in government.

    But those people can be replaced with true public servants. We can't be defeatists and say that it just can't happen. It can happen and if enough of us want it to, it will.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9LFwX7YfKg]Herman Cain breaks down his 9-9-9 plan - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    If they were worried enough about losing their jobs ... coz the ideas were popular enough with enough people .... erm, including the people who contribute to campaigns .....

    okay okay, that's a pipe dream.
     
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    So if I have a small business and I make 100k a year how much do you think I get to keep under Cain's 999 plan mixed with states/local taxes when I get to write none of his bullshit off? Lets say my overhead is 40k a year not by taxes.
     
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