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    Will the Real 9-9-9 Plan Please Stand up?

    By Chad, Section News
    Posted on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 04:52:56 PM EST
    Tags: Hoekstra, Cain, Bachmann, Taxes (all tags)

    ~ Promoted for discussion ~

    Okay, first we had the 9-9-9 plan, then we had 9-9-9 with exemptions, and now we have 9-0-9 for the poor. I have had many conservatives telling me this is a good plan, but the introduction of a national sales tax alone was a deal breaker for me. Let alone the fact that the plan seems to change every few days.

    Recently none other that Pete Hoekstra went on the record endorsing the 9-9-9 plan when the bandwagon started to roll. He said on Twitter:

    I indicated support for Cain 9 9 9 plan as interim step in tax system overhaul. Paul Ryan and Art Laffer express support as well!

    Well, it turns out that Paul Ryan has never supported the plan after all. Other conservatives have lambasted the plan including Hoekstra supporter Michelle Bachmann who blasted the idea. Hey, as a former lawyer for the IRS she knows a thing or two about taxes. So here is the question, does Pete Hoekstra still support Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan? And if the answer is yes, which one does he support?

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    Its a plan. (none / 0) (#1)
    by JGillman on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 07:52:22 PM EST
    Where is yours?

    Or Durant's?  Or Romney's

    The fact of the matter, is that the nature of taxation by our government is convoluted and rewards particular behavior for many of the same reasons the OWS folks are bitching about banks. The idea that fixed rates are easy to understand and explainable and FAIR shouldn't sway a good politico from embracing them.  If it has catches, then talk about it, and offer improvements or replacements.

    Unless you would like to keep doing things the same way.

    Seriously, come up with a plan yourself.  If you don't like his, then suggest an alternative.

    We'll be waiting right here.

    Umm, Mr. Miles . . . (none / 0) (#2)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 09:07:15 PM EST
    How is this "never supported the plan after all"?

    Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan is a good start but would not commit to throwing his full support behind it.  The author of the Republican budget spoke at the Indiana GOP's fall dinner Friday.

    Sounds to me like he's okay with it, at least as a starting point.

    A better question for Pete (none / 0) (#4)
    by Corinthian Scales on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 09:24:16 PM EST
    Arafat and Carter too, Pete?


    What a maroon.

    OK, ~ for discussion ~ (none / 0) (#5)
    by Corinthian Scales on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 09:11:21 AM EST
    Being that Mr. Cain, at first was bold enough to bring forth his 9-9-9 plan with original intent being that all Americans are taxed equitably, and now has since compromised his plan with carve outs for the the 47% who contribute zero-zip-zilch-nada towards paying for entitlement and hammock fashioned 'safety nets'.  This begs the question of which Conservative politician is willing to address this from September 13, 2011?

    "The rich are getting richer, but the poor are getting richer faster."

    As it stands currently, I do not see one candidate for Republican nominee putting forth in writing an tax plan that is equal to all.  Whether it's $9 per $100 or $9,000 per $100,000... the percentage is equal citizen responsibility to our Republic.  Mr. Cain did just that with his first version, however, he gave way to News Media Sycophants and his peer candidate subterfuge attacks.  Carve outs for 'the poor' only muddy the waters of being a responsible American with ownership in the game of government spending, and also in creating an environment that only produces more of 'the poor'.

    Also note that several times on here I have stated my reservations with gifting the 535 in DC the expediency of a National Sales Tax.  

    In response . . . (none / 0) (#19)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 02:25:31 PM EST
    . . . I'm just going to post this video of Herman Cain's speech in Detroit (Oct. 21, 2011).  You'll want to listen to all 19 minutes:

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