Dick Armey: Tea Party Likes Cain

Sunday, 30 Oct 2011 12:50 PM

By Amy Woods

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FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey says members of the tea party movement admire GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain because of his record of accomplishment.

"We like Herman Cain's authenticity, but one thing you can say clearly: He's not a politician," the former Republican House majority leader said today on ABC's "This Week." "He's got a personal record of accomplishment that none of them can match. He dares to go campaign very directly and in a manner that doesn't seem to be beleaguered by an excess of advice from political professionals. We like Herman Cain a great deal."

Although Cain might be a tea party favorite, his economic plan is "not the best," Armey said.

"The flat tax has proven to be the best growth engine for the economy," he said. "Incomes go up for everybody, and you treat everybody the same. I don't understand why all these romantic egalitarians out there hanging around the left wing of American politics can't accept that fair is treating everybody exactly the same as everybody else. We have a grotesquely unfair and brutal tax system that represses the economy and is destructive to our spirit."

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