GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has lost two key aides in Iowa, which holds its first-in-the nation caucuses the first week in February, according to TheIowaRepublican.com
Tina Goff, who served as Cain's Iowa director, and Kevin Hall, who was Cain's straw poll coordinator have both left the campaign. According to the website, Goff resigned because she was dissatisfied with Cain's effort in the Hawkeye State.
Cain was in South Carolina, another early-voting primary state, earlier this week. According to The Associated Press, he rolled out an economic plan that he says would drop unemployment to no more than 5 percent,
The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza advocated a maximum tax of 25 percent on company profits and personal income, and end to the capital gains tax.
He said the U.S. must get its debt under control and that companies should not pay taxes on overseas profits that are invested back home.
A national sales tax should replace the federal income tax, he said, giving individuals and companies "certainty" about making purchases and investments. He wants a "restructuring" of Social Security so people can invest in their own retirement funds.