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Cain’s Campaign Releases ‘9-9-9 The Movie’

Monday, 28 Nov 2011 11:53 AM

By James Hirsen

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On Monday, the Herman Cain presidential campaign released an almost six-minute-long video, which focuses attention on Cain’s original centerpiece message of economic recovery and tax reform.

Unlike the candidate's previous viral video, this one does not feature Cain’s cigarette-puffing campaign manager Mark Block. Instead, the footage, titled “9-9-9 The Movie,” uses clear language, animation, and humor to explain why the current tax law needs to be scrapped and how Cain’s 9-9-9 plan will fix the nation's economic problems.

“9-9-9 The Movie” characterizes the existing tax structure as “an overgrown monster” while it simultaneously displays an animated image of a graphic, gargantuan tax beast.

“It’s not even a cool monster,” the video explains. Rather, it is “a dorky, mechanical monster held together by a bunch of tattered red tape and driven around by squirrelly bureaucrats.”

Some fairly remarkable claims are included, boasting of the positive changes that would occur should the 9-9-9 plan be implemented.

“What would happen if we scrapped all 82,000 pages of the current tax code, and simplified things with Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan?” the narrator asks. “The economy would accelerate faster than Barack Obama on his way out of town. We would add $2 trillion to GDP and create 6 million jobs. Business investment would increase by a third. Wages would go up by 10 percent. At the same time, federal revenues would go up 15 percent.”

Also addressed is one of the primary concerns that GOP voters have had with regard to Cain's plan, namely that a national sales tax would end up leaving the door wide open for another government tax grab in an additional segment of the economy.

“Anyone nervous about introducing a national sales tax should realize we’re essentially paying one right now. It just isn’t visible. Once these taxes are out in the open it incentivizes savings,” the video indicates.

However, the video fails to address an issue that has repeatedly been brought up by Cain’s opponents at GOP debates, and that is that many states already have a sales tax in place and residents of those states would be hit with a double tax, resulting in a burdensome overall tax rate.

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