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Herman Cain: pizza boss, radio host, ballistics expert, minister. President?
guardian.co.uk ^ | 8 October 2011 | Staff

Posted on 10/09/2011 5:21:04 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

He is the latest Tea Party favourite to burst through in the increasingly heated race for the Republican presidential nomination and see their poll numbers rocket them to frontrunner status.

However, unlike previous rightwing darlings such as Texas governor Rick Perry and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, wealthy businessman Herman Cain, 65, can claim to be cut from a very different sort of cloth from the average Republican candidate.

First, he is not actually a politician. Cain, whose CV includes being a radio show host, a navy ballistics expert, a Baptist minister and a Federal Reserve official, has never held elected office in his life. His most famous job was as chief executive of the fast-food firm Godfather's Pizza.

Yet none of that seemed to matter to the cheering crowds at the Values Voter Summit in a Washington DC hotel late last week. There was much to celebrate. A Zogby opinion poll had just boosted Cain into first place in the race, with 38% of the vote, compared with 18% for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Perry trailed in third place with 12%. The study even showed Cain beating President Barack Obama in a match-up by 46% to 44%.

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To: lahargis

“How does Cain expect to relate to everyone being that he writes on the back cover of his book...”

You answered it yourself, (or rather, he did) “ as being American first.”

Hermain Cain, whether he will win the primary or not, is not vacationing. He’s campaigning. If you can’t see that, that’s your problem, and doesn’t really concern me. It’s the independents that need to be won over, because they sway the vote. Any black voters that leave the “Democrat Plantation” (as Allen West put it), will further help, because it’s an entire segment of the population that has been written off by some.


151 posted on 10/09/2011 8:32:00 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: lahargis

No need to be sorry, I agree.


152 posted on 10/09/2011 8:32:28 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235
I like a flat tax at the national level with very few deductions.

That way you aren't taxing savings twice like the silly sales tax plans do.

153 posted on 10/09/2011 8:32:34 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The handouts of the empowerment zones wont make it out the front door. Handouts are handouts. This is the SOC “Same old Crap” different day different politician handing it out. Got a pretty catchy name on it (999) but look inside at the guts and people wont like preferential treatment given out to certain people and not others..


154 posted on 10/09/2011 8:33:40 AM PDT by lahargis
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To: LibsRJerks

Hallelujah brother! (or sister)

Excellent post.


155 posted on 10/09/2011 8:34:32 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: JDW11235

Conservative third.


156 posted on 10/09/2011 8:34:37 AM PDT by lahargis
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To: BarnacleCenturion
They forgot to mention that Cain was the boss of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.

Here is what Congressman Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee for ten years, said of that privately owned, for profit corporation-

"Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt. The depredations and iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board has cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States, has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the defects of the law under which it operates, through the maladministration of that law by the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it."

Do you think the Fed has improved with age? Do you think they let strict Constitutionalists in the front door, let alone become Chairman of the Board.

157 posted on 10/09/2011 8:36:10 AM PDT by Roninf5-1
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To: Grunthor
Oh I must have forgot, you are such a badass. So then, you are trying to convince me and other readers on this Forum, that Abusive floggings, attacks and rude behavior will continue until full support of YOUR candidate is achieved. (As well as increasing the number of members on this rapidly becoming exclusive forum.)

OK; Got it!

158 posted on 10/09/2011 8:36:44 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: SoJoCo

The only people who would have their taxes “raised” under the Cain plan are those who pay no taxes currently. Tax the poor and let them pay for some of their own upkeep. Cain does not go far enough in my opinion. Those who pay no taxes shouldn’t be allowed to vote, in my opinion. Those with “no skin in the game” think it is perfectly fine to exist as parasites off of those who produce.


159 posted on 10/09/2011 8:39:03 AM PDT by Nucluside (ready)
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To: tirednvirginia
You mean he is going to hire a bunch of unproven people with no experience in the job he’s giving them should he get to be president?

No, not at all. Like other Cain-bashers, you too have missed the point. You made a lame and semi-clever remark that 'Cain wouldn't hire Cain' based on his 'lack of experience' and I informed you that you needed to better acquaint yourself with Cain's total resume' which has more executive experience than even Sarah Palin had.

If you don’t have experience in the job you are applying for you dont’ get the job, period.

Review Cain's executive experience in the business sector and you'll find someone of substance. Cain wasn't picked to be the economic advisor to the Dole-Kemp campaign in '96 because he was an economic dummy (and don't even TRY the 'smear by association' tactic there).

You might get to be pizza delivery boy, but thats it.

Based on your inability to research the experience of a presidential candidate, I suspect you wouldn't get the job of vetting anyone in ANY campaign.

But they might save a slice of pizza for you if you empty the wastebaskets at night.
160 posted on 10/09/2011 8:39:47 AM PDT by mkjessup (Herman Cain is a God fearin', Jesus-lovin', Constitution-revering PATRIOT. What's not to like?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Oh I must have forgot, you are such a badass.”

No jackass, YOU started in on me with attitude, YOU do not like getting attitude back at you.

You are a whiny, sniveling baby and I don’t care who you vote for.


161 posted on 10/09/2011 8:39:50 AM PDT by Grunthor (Heartless Bigot for Cain.)
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To: Beagle8U

“That way you aren’t taxing savings twice like the silly sales tax plans do.”

You bring up a good point, that has been discussed before between myself and other FReepers. I have not yet come up with an equal justice under law solution to that problem.

I will never, ever support a tax on income, which was instituted by a liberal/progressive (supported by the elitists of his time) in order to stifle personal freedom, institute the welfare state, consolidate power and decay our system of government. You cannot tax labor, or people will refuse to work. It’s that simple. It does not allow anyone to opt out or protest the tax, in addition to stifling productivity.

IF I believed in an income tax, then a flat income would be the most appropriate, with no deductions. But it would have to be on the order of less than 1% of income. That’s what the income tax was sold to be, anyway. But once the government gets one hand on something, it will surely grasp it with the other.


162 posted on 10/09/2011 8:40:19 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

When you are using the “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it” who do you think doesn’t see it? What should conservatives assume from this?


163 posted on 10/09/2011 8:40:56 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: lahargis; Beagle8U
Yes, I'm not impressed about any tax plan that includes ‘ghetto zone’ tax breaks, especially from someone that is claiming to be conservative.

Big gorilla in the room everyone seems to be ignoring. lol

I noticed it and looked on the net, couldn't find anything. Unlike some people, I don't like to make grandiose posts without being able to back them up. This is FR, I thought we were supposed to cite claims we make. I couldn't refute it.

It's up to Beagle to show where this comes from.

164 posted on 10/09/2011 8:41:49 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

My impression is that a sales tax is even worse than a VAT tax.


165 posted on 10/09/2011 8:42:42 AM PDT by Huck (NO FEDERAL SALES TAX -- UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES)
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To: Durus

Does the title “Rules for Radicals” come to mind? It certainly does. (Saul Alinski.)


166 posted on 10/09/2011 8:45:11 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: sodpoodle
Cain - the neighbor who makes all the houses in the neighborhood increase in value...because he can fix anything, design anything, get stuff done and throws great pool parties where everyone shows up to share life, laughs and good food.

And don't forget, Cain could throw the biggest 4th of July fireworks celebration because a.) he IS a rocket scientist and b.) his degree in mathematics will assure everyone that the fireworks will launch and land where they're supposed to.

I read some of these sneers and smirks about this good man, and can't help but wonder if the smirkers are just biding their time until their sheets come back from the dry cleaners.
167 posted on 10/09/2011 8:46:10 AM PDT by mkjessup (Herman Cain is a God fearin', Jesus-lovin', Constitution-revering PATRIOT. What's not to like?)
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To: lahargis

You said relate “to everyone.” I assume you meant “the American People” when saying “everyone.” He won’t appeal to everyone by being a conservative, he’ll appeal to conservatives by being conservative. People can support someone someone who loves America, even if they may not be conservative. People will be disinclined to support a leader who dislikes America (people are turning away from Obama in droves). Thus, to answer how will he appeal to everyone (your question), is that (if it is at all possible) he will do it by being an American first.

You’ll have to be more specific and articulate in your question if you’re looking for an answer that is different than the answer to your original question. Unless your question was rhetorical, in which case no answer I gave would matter.


168 posted on 10/09/2011 8:46:16 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He only raised $2.6 during the entire last quarter, that’s approximately $28,000 per day. OK, now you say he’s tearing up the polls, so, what has that done to his contributions. What are they per day now. Perry averaged $380,000 per day so if he’s really that much better then Perry it must be upwards of at least $400,000 per day at the very least. What are they? As a devoted supporter, I’m sure you can get them to give you the figures.


169 posted on 10/09/2011 8:46:27 AM PDT by McGavin999 (Please don't be a Freeploader, help to keep the lights on.)
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To: ozarkgirl

“The economy is on life support, and you have some cities and some communities where it’s not even on life support,” Cain said. “They’ve disconnected the tubing and they’re dying. How about Detroit? Because 9-9-9 is so simple, we can create empowerment zone incentives for whole cities in a way that you couldn’t do with the existing tax code. You’d have to go through too much work to figure out how you’d do it.”

Because such an empowerment zone would cut taxes on business revenue, individual income and consumer spending, Cain is convinced it would provide a major economic boost to cities like Detroit.

http://www.northstarnational.com/2011/09/30/herman-cain-on-his-9-9-9-plan-well-have-the-lowest-business-taxes-on-the-planet/


170 posted on 10/09/2011 8:46:49 AM PDT by magritte
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To: tirednvirginia; mkjessup

Are you kidding me? I still have Rick Perry at the top of my list, but Cain is right up there, at position 1.5. Herman Cain is eminently qualified; not only does he have substantial experience as a chief executive, he’s also been in government before - as deputy chair and chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

There are other reasons to ding Mr. Cain, but lack of relevant experience is definitely not one of them.


171 posted on 10/09/2011 8:47:48 AM PDT by Oceander (If you're going to "occupy" Wall Street, shouldn't you be IN Wall Street?)
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To: Grunthor
“Oh I must have forgot, you are such a badass.”
No jackass, YOU started in on me with attitude, YOU do not like getting attitude back at you.
You are a whiny, sniveling baby and I don’t care who you vote for.


WELL said FRiend, that's gonna leave a mark. :)
172 posted on 10/09/2011 8:47:55 AM PDT by mkjessup (Herman Cain is a God fearin', Jesus-lovin', Constitution-revering PATRIOT. What's not to like?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

A lot of Cain’s supporters have no clue about it. He talks perty, so he’s their guy, and they simply decide to support 9-9-9 because it’s their guys plan. I’m sure a lot of these people were on Trump’s bandwagon. I know a lot of them were on Palin’s. Definitely some Fred heads. Enough said.


173 posted on 10/09/2011 8:48:39 AM PDT by Huck (NO FEDERAL SALES TAX -- UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES)
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To: VanDeKoik
Herman Cain sounds like a real Renaissance Man.
174 posted on 10/09/2011 8:49:15 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: BarnacleCenturion
First, he is not actually a politician...

That is the most important aspect of his appeal. Professional politicians are a joke. They have created the problems we are suffering under now. When our forefathers designed our system of government, it was never intended that people with no background in anything substantial be elected into office and allowed to govern.

So many in office today are there only because they want power, fame, fortune, but they have never gained real-life experience and have gone from college to some menial position in some political office and began campaigning for public office almost immediately. They are not in Washington because they love their country and want to give back some of their acquired knowledge and experience...they are there because they want everyone to love them. Present invader of the White House included.

175 posted on 10/09/2011 8:50:09 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: Huck

Cain is below the level of novice. His serious lack of Governmental experience is illustrated in such a ridiculous plan. He just does not know that he is doing. We cannot afford to experiment, especially right now.

Few people mention how poorly Cain did in the two debates prior to the recent one and the reason was, the questions were based on economics, foreign policy, etc, and Cain’s answers were dismal. I completely wrote him off after those two debates, as well as, seeing how poorly he has been running his campaign.


176 posted on 10/09/2011 8:52:24 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: ozarkgirl

Keep in mind, Cain is a self-proclaimed “American first, black second, and conservative third.” Don’t be surprised by things like “empowerment zones” and the like..


177 posted on 10/09/2011 8:52:57 AM PDT by magritte
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To: Oceander
Are you kidding me? I still have Rick Perry at the top of my list, but Cain is right up there, at position 1.5. Herman Cain is eminently qualified; not only does he have substantial experience as a chief executive, he’s also been in government before - as deputy chair and chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

I concur with you. I have my reservations about Rick Perry, but you can be damn sure that if the November 2012 ballot offers a choice between Governor Perry and our LM ('Little Mussolini'), I'm throwing the lever HARD for the Governor from Texas, no doubt about it.

My candidate is Herman Cain at this point. I intend to promote him, contribute to him, and do what I can to spread the message about a good American conservative (who just so happens to be black) that has a proven record of success in the business sector, is able to inspire people and get them focused on the issues before us, and the only candidate I will NOT vote for is Mitt-Witt Romney, and as much as I intend to work for Cain, I will devote equal effort to stop Romney in every way possible.
178 posted on 10/09/2011 8:54:19 AM PDT by mkjessup (Herman Cain is a God fearin', Jesus-lovin', Constitution-revering PATRIOT. What's not to like?)
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To: magritte; Beagle8U

Thanks! And for covering for Beagle8U lol.

It appears to me he’s saying that the taxes for Detroit and other cities are so high that it’s making them die. That the current tax system is too difficult and encumbers big cities despite the fact they have options available, it’s just that no one can figure them out!

Used to work as a tax analyst, quit that because the tax system was too taxing for my brain. Had to prepare tax schedules for 43 different states and each one had different rules. And I do remember that I had to have an additional tax schedule for Massechusetts for their health care, didn’t know at the time why.


179 posted on 10/09/2011 8:54:19 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: Huck

Not to mention that Cain is making the same mistakes that Thompson and Giuliani did when they skipped key states as well as the parallel money difficulties the all shared.


180 posted on 10/09/2011 8:55:42 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: ozarkgirl

“It’s up to Beagle to show where this comes from.”

Here ya go, read it.

http://www.hermancain.com/999plan


181 posted on 10/09/2011 8:56:10 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: ozarkgirl

People did hire another Pied Piper once and look where he took us. Don’t need any documetation to prove that.


182 posted on 10/09/2011 8:56:17 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Cain is below the level of novice. His serious lack of Governmental experience is illustrated in such a ridiculous plan. He just does not know that he is doing. We cannot afford to experiment, especially right now.

OK Psycho, if the choice comes down to Cain vs 0bama in November 2012, who you gonna vote for?
183 posted on 10/09/2011 8:56:24 AM PDT by mkjessup (Herman Cain is a God fearin', Jesus-lovin', Constitution-revering PATRIOT. What's not to like?)
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To: mkjessup

I am with you 200% plus. If Mr. Cain is the nominee next November, I will get up at 5am to make sure I’m the first one at the polls to pull the lever for him, just as I would do for Mr. Perry. My only regret in regard to the two of them is that I wish we could get the two of them to see a little more eye-to-eye and to get them to realize who the real enemy are: Obama and the socialists, not each other.

I know that Mr. Cain has said he wouldn’t be Perry’s VP - I wonder if he’d consider having Perry as his own VP? I think a Cain/Perry ticket would be dynamite.


184 posted on 10/09/2011 8:58:26 AM PDT by Oceander (If you're going to "occupy" Wall Street, shouldn't you be IN Wall Street?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Few people mention how poorly Cain did in the two debates prior to the recent one and the reason was, the questions were based on economics, foreign policy, etc, and Cain’s answers were dismal. I completely wrote him off after those two debates, as well as, seeing how poorly he has been running his campaign.

I call BS on this, he did so well on the first debate, I sent him money. I've never done that before.

He did an EXCELLENT job on the first debate.

05/23/2011 POS Debit POS PUR FROM CHK FRIENDS OF HERMAN CAIN XXX-XXX-XXXX, GA

185 posted on 10/09/2011 8:59:15 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Few people mention how poorly Cain did in the two debates prior to the recent one and the reason was, the questions were based on economics, foreign policy, etc, and Cain’s answers were dismal. I completely wrote him off after those two debates, as well as, seeing how poorly he has been running his campaign.

I call BS on this, he did so well on the first debate, I sent him money. I've never done that before.

He did an EXCELLENT job on the first debate.

05/23/2011 POS Debit POS PUR FROM CHK FRIENDS OF HERMAN CAIN XXX-XXX-XXXX, GA

186 posted on 10/09/2011 8:59:23 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: Mari2525

So you are telling me Cain does have a record? And that record is losing 3 elections?


187 posted on 10/09/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Of course it does...that’s why I mentioned it. What is your motivation for using Alinsky tactics on conservatives?


188 posted on 10/09/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Mari2525

So you are telling me Cain does have a record? And that record is losing 3 elections?


189 posted on 10/09/2011 9:00:06 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: ozarkgirl

lol...those guys don’t need my cover, but they were quoting something I had posted earlier so I thought I would respond since I was hanging around this morning.

“Empowerment zones” is an exception, and once you start exceptions in the tax code, you end up with our current tax code as you well know, full of special interest exceptions.

If Cain’s real goal is to clean up the tax code, he needs to drop this particular provision.


190 posted on 10/09/2011 9:04:39 AM PDT by magritte
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To: SeekAndFind

I tink he’s on to somethig with 999 but I, too, want to see the details. He is a methematician and has talked about an economic team that he worked with t out it together..and I would like to see his list of assumptions that they used going in. Then it can be fairly evaluated.

I wouldn’t mind a Simposn-Bowles look, a Paul Ryan look, etc. Art Laffer (the Reaganomics guy) has commented favorably on it and WSJ had a piece a couple of weeks ago that was favorable. But yes, let’s get the details. And I also believe it is a work in progress.


191 posted on 10/09/2011 9:06:30 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: tirednvirginia

AS IF, even ABE LINCOLN hit it on the first try. lol


192 posted on 10/09/2011 9:07:49 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (To all good FRiends who supported Gov. Palin. I never badmouthed her. Please now join us w/ MR. CAIN)
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To: mkjessup
That's just it. Like your over zealous and sometimes abusive support for Palin, Cain also has little to no chance of getting elected. The political process will prove to be too much for his lack of experience and political skills. It's just a fundamental fact that reality is what it is, and cannot be forced to comply with a handful of people with a singular agenda.

I will vote for who ever gets the nomination. Period.

193 posted on 10/09/2011 9:08:09 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Beagle8U

That’s alot of reading, just scanned and didn’t see anything about economic zones. Where is it?

Ah, there it is. “Empowerment Zones will offer additional deductions for payroll employed in the zone.”

That’s it?? He wants to get Detroit back into the mainstream paying tax environment?

Vision for Economic Growth
The natural state of our economy is prosperity. Freedom ensures that.
We must get the government off our backs, out of our pockets and out of our way in order to return to prosperity.
Policy uncertainty is killing the economy.
Economic Guiding Principles

Production drives the economy, not spending.
We can not spend our way to prosperity.
Government spending IS taxation.
Government spending is like taking a bucket of water from the deep end of the pool, pouring it in the shallow end. Then they HOPE that the water level will CHANGE.
Risk taking drives growth .
Business formation and job creation are dependent on entrepreneurs taking risks.
Investors who fund those entrepreneurs likewise take risks.
Measurements must be dependable.
A dollar must always be a dollar just as an hour is always 60 minutes.
Sound money is crucial for prosperity.
We Must Unite Not Divide

When one party seeks to spend so that the other party must focus on cutting, we must unite around economic growth.
Unite all tax payers, don’t divide them into “income” tax payers vs. “payroll” tax payers.
Unite those wanting to eliminate deductions with those seeking lower rates.
As a first step, unite the “Flat-Taxers” with the “Fair-Taxers”
Economic Growth is the Key

This is the worst recovery since the Depression.
If the President’s goal was to tie for last place with the previous worst recovery, he failed by 6 million jobs.
If we had a typical recovery, 13 million more Americans would be employed today.
That means more tax revenue, less government spending and 13 million less people opposed to reasonable spending cuts.
The Super Committee must deliver a robust growth solution.
America can’t wait for 2012, we need growth NOW
Phase 1 - 9-9-9

Current circumstances call for bolder action.
The Phase 1 Enhanced Plan incorporates the features of Phase One and gets us a step closer to Phase two.
I call on the Super Committee to pass the Phase 1 Enhanced Plan along with their spending cut package.
The Phase 1 Enhanced Plan unites Flat Tax supporters with Fair tax supporters.
Achieves the broadest possible tax base along with the lowest possible rate of 9%.
It ends the Payroll Tax completely – a permanent holiday!
Zero capital gains tax
Ends the Death Tax.
Eliminates double taxation of dividends
Business Flat Tax – 9%
Gross income less all investments, all purchases from other businesses and all dividends paid to shareholders.
Empowerment Zones will offer additional deductions for payroll employed in the zone.
Individual Flat Tax – 9%.
Gross income less charitable deductions.
Empowerment Zones will offer additional deductions for those living and/or working in the zone.
National Sales Tax – 9%.
This gets the Fair Tax off the sidelines and into the game.
Phase 2 – The Fair Tax

Amidst a backdrop of the economic boom created by the Phase 1 Enhanced Plan, I will begin the process of educating the American people on the benefits of continuing the next step to the Fair Tax.
The Fair Tax would ultimately replace individual and corporate income taxes.
It would make it possible to end the IRS as we know it.
The Fair Tax makes our exported goods and services the most competitively internationally than any other tax system.
Phase 1 Enhanced Plan – Summary

Unites all tax payers so we all pay income taxes and no one pays payroll taxes
Provides the least incentive to evade taxes and the fewest opportunities to do so
Lifts a $430 billion dead-weight burden on the economy due to compliance, enforcement, collection, etc.
Is fair, neutral, transparent, and efficient
Ends nearly all deductions and special interest favors
Ends all payroll taxes
Ends the Death Tax
Features zero tax on capital gains and repatriated profits
Lowest marginal rates on production
Allows immediate expensing of business investments
Eliminates double taxation of dividends
Increases capital formation. Capital per worker drives productivity and wage growth
Capital formation will aid capital availability for small businesses
Features a platform to launch properly structured Empowerment Zones to revitalize our inner cities
We all know the Fed has tripled the money supply since 2008. They have been printing money out of thin air to finance the Obama spending machine. While true Fed reform that restores sound money may have to wait for my election, the best thing we can do now is to pursue policies that increase the DEMAND for dollars to help mitigate the risks associated with the increase in the supply.
Pro-growth economic policies equal a strong dollar policy
This is Herman Cain:

Chief Executive Officer and President of THE New Voice, Inc., a business consulting company, and Head Coach of HITM (Hermanator’s Intelligent Thinkers Movement)
Former Chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. after serving as CEO and President for ten years, 1986 - 1996. In 1988 he bought the company from The Pillsbury Company
Former President of the Tax Leadership Council, the public educational component of Americans for Fair Taxation
Past Chairman of the Board of the National Restaurant Association (1994-1995), and former full time CEO and President of the Association (1996-1999)
Member of The National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (1995), chaired by former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, Jack Kemp
Former Member, Strategic Air Command (STRATCOM) Citizens Advisory Board, Omaha, Nebraska
Radio Talk Show Host, “The Herman Cain Show”, News Talk 750 WSB – Atlanta, Monday - Friday, 7pm-10pm EST
FOX News Business Commentator and Columnist with NorthStarNational.com, World Net Daily and DailyCaller.com
At a nationally televised Presidential Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Reform (1994), challenged President Bill Clinton’s health care proposal when he said, “Mr. President, with all due respect, your calculations are incorrect…”
Served on the Boards of Directors of AGCO, Inc., Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Hallmark Cards Inc., Whirlpool, Inc.,and Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
Graduated from Morehouse College with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1967. Earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1971. Recipient of eight Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Morehouse College, New York City Technical College; Suffolk University, Johnson & Wales University, Creighton University, Purdue University, Tougaloo College and the University of Nebraska
Author of four books, Leadership Is Common Sense (1997), Speak As A Leader (1999), CEO of SELF (October, 2001), and They Think You’re Stupid (May, 2005)
A native and current resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Married for over 40 years with two adult children and three grandchildren


194 posted on 10/09/2011 9:09:45 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: SueRae

“I tink he’s on to somethig with 999 but I, too, want to see the details. He is a methematician and has talked about an economic team that he worked with t out it together..and I would like to see his list of assumptions that they used going in. Then it can be fairly evaluated.”

I think he said he would put that out next month or so, after this months book tour.


195 posted on 10/09/2011 9:12:06 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: mkjessup

If nothng else works, you play the race card, huh?


196 posted on 10/09/2011 9:14:30 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: ozarkgirl
I did not say the First debate. I also became interested in him after that one. But since the debate did not have Romney or Bachmann, and also lacked others, it was very hard to judge.

There have already been 4 debates. Because I was impressed by Cain from the first one, I watched the second one with high expectations and Cain failed them miserably. Then came the third debate when Perry first joined the race and Cain also was very much an amateur in that one also.

It was at that point that I dropped Cain as a possible candidate. His recent surge will not last because he lacks the political skills to win an election.

197 posted on 10/09/2011 9:14:45 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: magritte; Beagle8U
If Cain’s real goal is to clean up the tax code, he needs to drop this particular provision.

I won't argue with you on that.

Who are "those guys", there was one Beagle8U. All I asked is that he cite his source and he has. That was standard procedure back in the day.

198 posted on 10/09/2011 9:15:27 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: Beagle8U

Good grief...I better get more coffee or learn to use the spellcheck..please pardon all my grammatical errors here.

I’m looking forward to hearing more. Herman Cain has a track record as a proven problem solver. THat’s exactly the kind of person I want. And, like Sarah, Herman Cain cannot be bought.


199 posted on 10/09/2011 9:18:01 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: mkjessup

ty


200 posted on 10/09/2011 9:19:55 AM PDT by Grunthor (Heartless Bigot for Cain.)
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