Tonight, Herman Cain participated in the NBC/ Politico Republican presidential candidate debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Despite receiving only five questions in the 1 hour and 45 minute debate, Mr. Cain was widely-regarded as a top performer of the evening.
During his first question regarding the crippled economic condition of America, Cain explained his "9-9-9" economic plan that would establish a 9 percent tax on personal income, a 9 percent tax on corporate income and a 9 percent tax on sales.
"If 10 percent is good enough for God, then 9 percent is good enough for government," Cain said.
The plan would also eliminate taxes on repatriated profits, payroll, estates and capital gains and their dividends. Click here to read Herman Cain’s "9-9-9 Plan."
During his second question regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, Cain outlined his role in the defeat of President Clinton’s attempt at a government overhaul of the health care industry, also known as "Hillarycare." In 1994, Newsweek named Cain the primary "saboteur" of the proposal after Cain challenged President Clinton on the effects on businesses and their employees should the legislation pass. Click here to see the exchange that defeated Hillarycare.
"The individual mandate is absolutely unconstitutional," Cain said, responding to both Obamacare and Governor Romney’s health care law of Massachusetts.
Mr. Cain also discussed reforming Social Security to move from an "entitlement system to an empowerment system," as well as the need for immigration reform that secures our borders, enforces current laws, promotes the path to citizenship and empowers the states.
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