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October 20, 2011

The 9-9-9 Plan's Hidden (Until Now) Poverty Exemptions

Herman Cain during the Las Vegas debate, in response to the following question: "Mr. Cain, a lot of prominent conservatives now are coming forward saying that your 9-9-9 plan would actually raise taxes on middle-class voters, on lower-income voters.":

The thing that I would encourage people to do before they engage in this knee-jerk reaction is read our analysis. It is available at hermancain.com. It was performed by Fiscal Associates. And all of the claims that are made against it, it is a jobs plan, it is revenue-neutral, it does not raise taxes on those that are making the least. All of those are simply not true.

Herman Cain after the Las Vegas debate:

“We’re not going to throw the people at the poverty level under the bus,” Cain told an audience at the Western Republican Leadership Conference. “No, we’re not going to do that. But we’ve already made provisions for that. But I just hadn’t told the public and my opponents about it yet. So we’re going to take care of those who are less economically advantaged.”

Go to his website and read about his plan ... including the parts he's not telling anyone about.

Really?

Is it just me or does his whole platform seem to be made up on the fly?

It'll be interesting to see if the flat tax Rick Perry is set to propose next week goes through a similar process of starting out simple and flat (enough for even TurboTax Timmy to understand) and then becoming more complicated and less flat with each passing minute as people dig into the details.


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