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Herman Cain Should Be Ashamed

October 19, 2011

Any black person running for office under the republican banner should be ashamed for that reason alone. Herman Cain, however, has more things he should be ashamed of, but he has no shame. He speaks like a typical republican when he says things like, “If you’re not rich or you don’t have a job, you have no one to blame but yourself.” He seems to ignore the fact that it was the greedy, unfeeling, fat-cat capitalists like himself who caused so many people to lose their jobs, their homes and all their money. That right there should be enough to knock him out of the running, but the depth of republican mindlessness knows no bottom. Cain unveiled his 9-9-9 plan and his popularity soared, putting him at or near the top of the heap.

His 9-9-9 plan calls for a flat tax rate of 9% for all individuals, all corporations, and a 9% national sales tax on all purchases. Let’s do something the republican voters didn’t do – think about all this for a moment. Currently, the top income earners and corporations are taxed at 35% (before all their deductions). This would fall to 9% while progressives are screaming that they don’t pay enough as it is. Those of us who don’t make enough to pay any taxes now, would pay 9% on the little we do make, plus we’d lose our mortgage interest deduction. Then, at a time when we need to promote consumerism, Cain wants to add a 9% national sales tax on top of any state and local sales taxes that are already in force. This would cause people to think long and hard before buying anything they didn’t absolutely need. An analysis from the Tax Policy Center said that Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would raise taxes on all taxpayers making UNDER $200,000, while cutting taxes for higher incomes. The study found that those making more than $1-million would get an average tax cut of $455,000. A national sales tax would hit lower-income families proportionately harder because they have to spend more of their income just to survive.

This makes NO sense whatsoever. Cain’s plan is a job killer. It is a recession extender. It is just another salvo in the class war that republicans refuse to admit they are waging on the low and middle class. Why anyone making under $200,000 would support this robber baron is beyond me. Shame, shame, shame!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2011 3:53 PM

    One wouldn’t expect that from someone who came from humble beginnings.

  2. Chuck permalink
    October 26, 2011 9:34 AM

    Nein! Nein! Nein!

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