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Ric Santorum Swipes Herman Cainís 9-9-9 Plan, Offers 0-0-0 instead (WATCH VIDEO CLIP)
ABC News ^ | 10/08/2011 | Michael Falcone and Amy Bingham

Posted on 10/08/2011 5:48:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Forget Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan. Rival GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Friday that solving the country’s economic woes is all about 0-0-0.

At a gathering of social conservatives in Washington, Santorum took a swipe at fellow Republican contender Cain’s 9-9-9 economic plan, saying “I have a better plan.”

The former Pennsylvania senator’s solution is to have zero income tax on manufacturing companies, zero taxes on repatriated corporate profits that are invested in manufacturing equipment and zero Obama-era regulations.

“One of the great problems in our economy, if you look at it… is the middle of America has started to disappear – the middle income of America,” Santorum said. “Why? Because the manufacturing jobs in America have disappeared.”

Santorum said his 0-0-0 plan would “reignite” America’s economy by stimulating growth in the manufacturing sector. Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would amount to a complete overhaul of the tax code by instituting a 9 percent flat personal income tax, a 9 percent sales tax and a 9 percent corporate income tax.

When it came to national security, Santorum threw an apparent elbow at another GOP candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who gave a rambling answer when he was asked at a recent debate how he would respond to a 3 a.m. national emergency call.

“When that phone call comes at 3 in the morning, ladies and gentlemen, I will be up and waiting for the call because I will know what is going on in the world around us and they won’t have to get me out of bed,” Santorum said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 999; hermancain; ricsantorum
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1 posted on 10/08/2011 5:48:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So what about income taxes on the average guy?


2 posted on 10/08/2011 5:50:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: SeekAndFind

santorum should have kept his u.s. senate seat if he wanted to be counted seriously.


3 posted on 10/08/2011 5:50:09 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry. Santorum reminds me of that pricky smartass in highschool with the pocket protector who ratted classmates out to the principal.
4 posted on 10/08/2011 5:50:41 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

Did you hear that Obama is going to turn Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan upside down? Obama’s calling it the “6-6-6” Plan.


5 posted on 10/08/2011 5:51:18 PM PDT by Em and Brets Mum ("Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel." - Proverbs 20:15)
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To: SeekAndFind

4 later


6 posted on 10/08/2011 5:51:55 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: cripplecreek
So what about income taxes on the average guy?

There is only one candidate who is advocating the abolition of the IRS and elimination of the income tax (that I am aware of).
7 posted on 10/08/2011 5:52:47 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: Em and Brets Mum

Obama is probably more comfortable with that number!


8 posted on 10/08/2011 5:53:14 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is good. I am very interested in Cain and if I had to vote today, I would vote for him. But having people question his ideas and such is good. He needs to be challenged. We need to see him challenged before the general election.


9 posted on 10/08/2011 5:53:29 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: traviskicks

RE: There is only one candidate who is advocating the abolition of the IRS and elimination of the income tax (that I am aware of).

NAMES, WE WANT NAMES.


10 posted on 10/08/2011 5:54:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: cripplecreek
What about income taxes on the average guy? Kinda wonderin' that myself, Ricky. We get to pay for it all, huh? Next.
11 posted on 10/08/2011 5:55:11 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: SeekAndFind

I think he means RuPaul.


12 posted on 10/08/2011 5:55:19 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: hinckley buzzard

That’s a pretty accurate description of him. Even though he absolutely destroyed Bob Casey in a debate on Meet the Press, he still fell in the polls because he come across so smarmy.


13 posted on 10/08/2011 5:56:50 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: SeekAndFind

Rick who? I’m sorry, I thought it may have been a statement by someone with a grain of relevance.


14 posted on 10/08/2011 5:57:37 PM PDT by RobertClark (It's better to look goofy with a rifle, than civilized with an exit wound.)
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To: SeekAndFind
0-0-0 sounds pretty good.

I like that Cain is committed to radical tax reform, but I hope he is not married to the 9-9-9 plan. There are better options, in my opinion, that do not require as much government intrusion for enforcement.

1. FairTax -- no Federal intrusion on income sources, no influence on income strategy
2. Reverse Revenue Sharing -- no Federal enforcement of individuals

15 posted on 10/08/2011 5:59:09 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: conservativebuckeye
I think he means RuPaul.

I did'nt know that he/she favored the abolition of the IRS...

16 posted on 10/08/2011 6:00:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: conservativebuckeye

Paul promises the world knowing full well that he’ll never be in a position to deliver anyway.

Actually I like the fact that Bachmann isn’t committing to massive tax cuts, instead focusing on spending cuts first. She does hint at some big spending cuts with things like working to do away with the department of education.

Between Cain, Santorum, and Bachmann we could get some serious work done on the taxation and spending front.


17 posted on 10/08/2011 6:04:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

Isn’t that what the Tue. debate by Bloomberg will be about?


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To: hinckley buzzard

maybe that’s why every time I see him on a debate I keep thinking a couple of the other guys are going to give him a wedgie during a commercial break ;-)


20 posted on 10/08/2011 6:20:25 PM PDT by bigbob
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