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9-9-9: The key to GOP victory
The Hill ^ | January 11,2012 | Dick Morris

Posted on 01/16/2012 11:30:32 AM PST by Hojczyk

Cain is planning a new effort to promote his 9-9-9 plan now that his candidacy is over. It could not come at a better time for the Republican Party. (Those wishing to join should go to

cainconnection.com.) He is doing a bus tour and making the rounds on television shows to push his substantive agenda and, in the process, breathe enthusiasm back into Republican ranks.

The 9-9-9 plan will satisfy the libertarian impulse that underscores Paul’s appeal, particularly to the young. It will simplify the tax code so that it is a means of raising government revenue, not of promoting social engineering. Tax laws won’t tell us what to buy, where to invest and how to live. Instead, 9-9-9 will leave these decisions to each us.

It offers an agenda to repair the flaws in the economy that led to the stagnation of the late years of the last decade before Obama even arrived on the scene. It will make America a land of incredible business opportunity, luring innovators and job creators to the nation with what would then be the lowest maximum personal income tax rate on earth. The repeal of the capital gains tax would eliminate the barrier that stands between innovation and capital and would encourage the kind of explosion of economic growth that we need.

If Romney is to be the nominee, he needs a better message than his current reliance on his private-sector credentials and his desire to oust the current administration. His flat tax ideas have not ignited a wave of enthusiasm, nor will they. They are yesterday’s ideas. He needs 9-9-9. The Republican Party needs it. And America needs it as well.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 999; cain; communist; hermancain; notconservative; socialist; taxinator

1 posted on 01/16/2012 11:30:33 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita

I don’t blame Herman Cain for dropping out, but wish had stayed in the race. The charges against him had no evidence. He had many good ideas.


2 posted on 01/16/2012 11:32:23 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Hojczyk

I think Morris is ful of crap on this one. Must have gotten hold of some bad toes.


3 posted on 01/16/2012 11:36:28 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: Hojczyk

Only works if he backtracks on the “no taxes for low income” BS.


4 posted on 01/16/2012 11:37:38 AM PST by TheZMan (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2794639/posts)
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To: Hojczyk
999 was a stupid plan that is dead and buried. Leave it there.
5 posted on 01/16/2012 11:51:30 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Hojczyk

Nein, Nein, Nein Herman. Go away.


6 posted on 01/16/2012 11:56:55 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

As I stated on a previous Cain thread... “I knew that he was guilty when I saw Ginger White.” You see, back in the day, she would have been called a “High Yellow Black Child”. Believe me, they got all of the attention. This is coming from a street wise and professional, 66 years young, black male.

All of the stories on Cain would have came out.


7 posted on 01/16/2012 11:59:34 AM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: Hojczyk; Clintonfatigued; jessduntno; TheZMan; Beagle8U; patriot08; Capt_Hank

999, 989, 777, 789, whatever.

Whether it’s Fair Tax or Flat Tax or Progressive Tax and Social engineering like we have now, all those arguments are strictly limited to HOW TO COLLECT Federal Taxes for spending.

Each is a system of knobs for the politicians to tune and fiddle with to RAISE money.

None of them address all the knobs they have to SPEND.

As long as the Federal Government takes such a large portion of the GDP, it doesn’t matter HOW you collect it.


8 posted on 01/16/2012 12:05:43 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Capt_Hank

I’m sorry to hear that. He had a lot of good ideas and if he were a DemocRAT, it wouldn’t be a problem.


9 posted on 01/16/2012 12:07:28 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Hojczyk

Any such addition to taxes would only feed the regulators and take us further into socialism. No!


10 posted on 01/16/2012 12:39:16 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Hojczyk
Too late. It's Romney.

Whoever chose to start using the keyword "worstprimaryever" (or similar) was spot on.

11 posted on 01/16/2012 12:49:54 PM PST by newzjunkey (imbecilic early voters doom us all)
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To: Hojczyk

The more you look at 9-9-9, the worse it is. It’s a really, really dumb idea.

Yes, by all means simplify the tax code and lower rates. But this is NOT the way to do it. It just introduces MORE federal taxes, and you can be damned sure that the politicians will soon be raising them. A 9% national sales tax? No, thanks.

It is also biased against people living on retirement income.


12 posted on 01/16/2012 12:51:54 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Capt_Hank
You see, back in the day, she would have been called a “High Yellow Black Child”.

lol...what does that mean? Or do I not want to know?

13 posted on 01/16/2012 1:16:24 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Hojczyk

“Cain is planning a new effort to promote his 9-9-9 plan now that his candidacy is over.”

Oh sheesh. Give me a break.


14 posted on 01/16/2012 1:30:11 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Capt_Hank

If that is the case, you wonder why Cain even ran. He knew this stuff would surface and cause him to lose and have problems at home.

He was already wealthy and had a platform...he could have made money and sold books just from his previous success.


15 posted on 01/16/2012 2:49:39 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Do a google search. You will be shocked, at what went on in the black community.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 3:33:45 PM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: Hojczyk

How much was Dick Morris paid to write this? Everyone knows he is a whore for hire. Remember this when he runs “ads” later this year and you get an email asking to donate to “run” it. It is all a fraud, believe me.


17 posted on 01/16/2012 4:20:15 PM PST by montag813
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To: ilgipper

Yes, but a “High Yellow” woman, will get you. They were the sly, slick, and the wicket. She made her money. She got “payed” as they say today.


18 posted on 01/16/2012 4:36:44 PM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: Hojczyk

Art Laffer said the 9 9 9 plan would create an economoc boom for the U. S.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 6:57:00 AM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: Hojczyk

Art Laffer said the 9 9 9 plan would create an economic boom for the U. S.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 6:57:20 AM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: redinIllinois

oops - sorry for the double post...


21 posted on 01/19/2012 7:47:23 AM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: redinIllinois

You are correct in what was stated no matter who said it.

The ONLY way to get rid of the tax shelters, earned income credits and crap in the present system is to promote favors for the 50% who do not work and refuse to work!

However the leaches above do vote for the Commie democratic party so they can get more hand outs.


22 posted on 01/19/2012 7:57:57 AM PST by tiger63
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs

The universe was cruel to tease us with Herman Cain.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 2:13:41 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Capt_Hank

You think Ginger White is a light skinned Black woman ergo Cain must have screwed her? Sterling logic.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 11:51:21 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

You hit the nail on the head.....!!!!!


25 posted on 01/20/2012 12:57:47 AM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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