Washington (CNN) - A leading fiscal conservative group, Club for Growth, supported Herman Cain's '9-9-9' tax plan Friday, saying it would pave the way to an "economic boom."
"Herman Cain's proposal might not be the perfect plan, but it is a truly revolutionary tax reform that would amount to a massive job creating tax cut on investments, savings, and income," said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola.
The presidential hopeful hit the road today on a bus tour promoting the plan, which aims to replace the current tax system with a flat 9% rate on income taxes, a 9% rate on corporate taxes and a new 9% national sales tax.
The group, which lobbied strongly against any tax hikes in this summer's debt ceiling showdown, applauded Cain for proposing to eliminate taxes on capital gains and dividends. Meanwhile, its president chided other GOP White House hopefuls for holding back on presenting their own low-tax plans.
"Instead of tearing down ideas that would create economic growth and jobs, the other Republican presidential candidates should produce their own plans to achieve a flatter and more growth-oriented tax code," Chocola said.
But not all fiscal conservative groups are fully enthused by Cain's proposal.
Grover Norquist, an anti-tax political heavyweight in Washington and president of Americans for Tax Reform, described Cain's plan to CNN on Thursday as bold and dramatic but warned against adding a national sales tax.
"If you've got one needle drawing blood out of your arm, that can hurt," Norquist told CNN's Jim Acosta. "You put in two more, you really begin to draw blood out of a person or the income out of people's pockets."