Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Herman Cain - The FairTax & The 9-9-9 Plan

To educate the public about the best economic plan out there!

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

1. 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 fromthe deep end of the pool, pouring it in the shallow end. Then they HOPE that the water level will CHANGE.

2. Risk taking drives growth

• Business formation and job creation are dependent on entrepreneurs taking risks
• Investors who fund those entrepreneurs likewise take risks

3. 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


MILLER: An economic-recovery solution

Herman Cain’s strategy for overhauling the tax code

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 - Immediate Boost

• As I have outlined, the following represent the minimum for feeding the economic engine and are the “low hanging fruit” offering the most “bang for the buck”
• Reduce individual and business income taxes to a maximum 25%
• Eliminate taxes on repatriated foreign profits and capital gains
• The capital gains tax is a wall separating those with ideas from those with money
• Why would we want to wall off those with ideas? That’s where we get business formation, job creation and innovation.
• When companies sell products overseas they face double taxation when those profits are brought home (repatriation) to invest in America and pay its workers
• Companies don’t ship jobs overseas, Liberals ship capital overseas and the jobs merely follow.

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
• Features zero tax on capital gains and repatriated profits
• Lowest marginal rates on production
• Allows immediate expensing of business investments
• Dividend deductibility will help retirees, improve accounting, and moderate stock-option driven executive compensation
• 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

What do the Experts Say About this Vision?

Can Herman Cain's 999 Plan Work?


 I believe it is pretty clear 


Herman Cain Never Abandoned The Fair Tax - He Is Working To Insure We Get To The FairTax




  1. augieky02,

    I believe you completely misunderstand the 999 plan. It completely scraps the current code, And it will be used as the bridge to the FairTax. What insurance companies do is not under control other than the regulations they continue to create and create loopholes for the special interest groups that support them. With the FairTax, none of what you describe would be possible, under any congress. The 999 plan is to immediately BOOST the stagnate economy. And then give the people the time to become familiar with the FairTax. Here is a link to compare the current tax code - FairTax code - FlatTax code.

    Thank you for your interest and have a great day.

    1. Hey what's funny is they deleted my comment you replied to.

      Now, my position has evolved (a little) since you replied to me.

      The secret to getting rid of the National Debt....
      Is not (necessarily) for Government to continue "paying it down....."
      it's for Bondholders, using held debt, to make DOWNPAYMENT BACK.

      On what?

      On a Treasury Certificate, anywhere from 2 to 5 times bigger than what they were owed,that they themselves walk over to the Federal Reserve and Deposit, to make more money TAX FREE on the aggregate interest, than what the piddling yields and Maturities would get them.

      Yes, Downpayment on a LOAN of that Treasury Certificate. How does it get paid back?
      Simple, Government Borrows with the Fed, in such a way so that, over time, it completely cancels out BOTH BORROWS (the one the Government lent to the Bondholder, and the Loan the Government makes with the Fed)

      And because of that procedure, it allows the Borrowing Bondholder to NEVER need to pay anything to service the loan.

      Simple huh?

      BUT..... you might think it's stupid, because you didn't come up with it, or some "name" didn't come up with it for you.

      Oh well.....