Skip to comments.Herman Cain the Most Interesting Presidential Candidate
Posted on 09/13/2011 12:56:17 PM PDT by justsaynomore
COMMENTARY | Herman Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO and current candidate for president of the United States, may not get the Republican nomination. But he remains the most interesting man running for the Oval Office. For instance, Cain's "9 9 9" proposal, which essentially would replace the current tax code with a 9 percent flat tax on personal income, a 9 percent corporate tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax, has the virtue of being simple, easy to understand, and appealing to anyone who has had to struggle with complying with the tax code. Cain's proposal, repeated during the CNN/Tea Party Debate, reminds one of Steve Forbes' championing the flat tax during the 1996 campaign. Cain, in the same debate, suggested a market-oriented health care reform idea...
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It would be interesting to see what the effect would be on the economy. A lot more money freed up with lower rates, but a bit of a stifling effect on consumption with an aggregate sales tax rate close to 18% in many parts of the country.
9 9 9 is the type of real radical change that washington needs.
Of all the candidates IMHO Cain is the most compelling. I don’t know why he can’t seem to get any traction, everything’s Perry/Romney
Cain is a good man but without the executive experience needed to do the job.To the left he is malleable
Having BOTH a federal income tax AND a national sales tax is a bad idea, like having TWO camels’ noses in the tent.
One or the other, please, but NOT BOTH.
>>Cain is a good man but without the executive experience needed to do the job
I assume you meant “without the government experience”. Cain has plenty of executive experience in the Real World.
i like herman cain a lot.
my wife and i hoped for palin,
and now we like perry.
but cain is rising in stature, and would make an excellent president.
Sorry, no. The “left” routinely leaves Cain out of every conversation of potential candidates. They are clearly pushing Romney, Huntsman because they are dem lite, and Perry.
Have you not seen the last three debates (CNN, CNN, MSNBC)? Cain gets 5 minutes of a 1 1/2 hour debate. He’s not even included on half the polls they run.
What ever happened to Cain’s original love for the Fair Tax?
He was touting it in the past and then suddenly we have this 9-9-9 plan popping out of the blue...
I’d really love to see anything that clips the wings of the intrusive IRS and the Fair Tax looks to be it. Now it looks like we’re back to the IRS once again ( with one of the 9’s being the income tax ).
BTW, what’s to stop the 9 from becoming a 10 or 11 in the future?
if romney is the republican candidate,
i will not vote.
against my beliefs, i voted for bush 2 and bush 3.
and look what it got us—debt.
To add to my last post - every now and then Cain will get a commentator, or blogger (even from a liberal news source) who likes what he has to say. But he is not front page for them, he is looked at as fringe. They simply do not want others (especially blacks) to hear what this man has to say.
Liberals will never promote a Fair Tax guy LOL
Yeah our current tax system with its stifling effect on income and wealth creation is just SO much better /S
I maintain he is fully qualified to be President and that the MSM will not give him any consideration of being electable because they know if they put a decent black man against Obama that he ( Obama) will be shown
To be the pitiful man he is.
I hope he’s on the ballot when the primaries get to my state. I will vote for him in the primaries.
Crackers for Cain!
There is a whole discussion on this here:
That’s what I’ve been muttering for weeks. He’s right on the issues. He’s quick with a humorous quip. He has what it takes. Even Rush tends to ignore him. I don’t know whom I’ll support if Herman fails to gain some traction. It’s frustrating in the extreme. sd
The Beast must first be killed by repealing the 16th amendment (I would also favor the immediate execution of anyone who would propose reviving it as well.) THEN the sales tax could be imposed.
Otherwise we will wind up with both income and sales taxes and the end will be worse than the beginning.
Its the newsmedia and nothing more.Cain is a real great guy and knows his stuff backwards and forwards.