Cain aims to keep 9-9-9 alive
January 4th, 2012
10:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain aims to keep 9-9-9 alive

(CNN) – For those who thought '9-9-9' would disappear along with Herman Cain's suspended presidential campaign last month, the former pizza executive wants to prove them wrong.

Cain announced Wednesday he plans to start what he calls "Cain's Solutions Revolution," a "movement" he hopes will spread many of his campaign ideas across the political landscape.

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"We're going to make the solutions the star," Cain said on Fox News, adding that he's dissatisfied with the quality of ideas so far introduced by the remaining candidates in the presidential cycle .

Using a website and even a bus tour, Cain said he'll organize voters to urge their members of Congress to adopt Cain's famous tax plan as legislation. The plan proposes replacing the current tax system with a 9% income tax, 9% corporate tax rate and a new 9% national sales tax.

Cain ended his presidential bid amid allegations of an extramarital affair and sexual harassment when he led the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Taxes
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. FRANK FROM LAS VEGAS

    He must have a lot of money left over from his joke of a campaign. The only one who really thought his plan was good was, well, Cain himself. Mostly because everyone else, besides him, understood the plan and just how dumb it was and still is. Most of what he thought was a good idea was dumb. It probably sounds good to someone who makes pizza, but to a presidential candidate, oh wait, Cain did make pizza. There's quite a bit of difference between making pizza and running a country. Everyone knew that except for Cain.

    January 4, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  2. katahdin

    Translation: he wants to start a "think" tank, funded by wealthy interests, that will generate easy money for himself. It's the Republican way, and mistresses are expensive.

    January 4, 2012 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  3. Showmeyerpapers

    Not only have illegal invaders slit the throats of the working man they are responsible for 75% of the crime here in denver radioreference dot com monitor police and ems frequencies for yourself they must have killed 720 000Americans in the last 50 years look at lapd online all most wanted 95% spanic. I knew newt was the sh samich. I dont care if an illegal sailed with washington , REMOVE THEM! The states want the laws ENFORCED PERIOD! Theyll bankrupt EVERY STATE! LOOK AT CALIFORNIA FOR GOD SAKE! Mehico is a cultural catastrophe and our govt has helped them spread their societal ills across our great nation. We would have the highest standard of living on earth if it wasnt for the constant stranglehold on our economy due to the invasion and occupation of our soverign land. Look noone wants to break up families just be sure to get them all on the same bus with the anchor offspring seated up front. What about all the american families torn apart by the federal invasion policy in effect. The

    January 4, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. Showmeyerpapers

    What about all the areas of our country where the standard of living is govt aid, where the american society has been utterly destroyed and unrecognizable. We once had the greatest nation on earth, now in so many places all we have is "the streets" depressed mehican varios or barrios as they are so proud to say. My once quiet street is now a mexexpressway . The clovis were here long before any mehicans or indians ever existed and they were WHITE. I say deport them all every single one of them, if theyve married americans send them along. Its time to go home and fix their rathole country and stop sucking us dry and preying on innocent americans!

    January 4, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  5. Showmeyerpapers

    Still got my vote Mr Cain. Herman my man, my main man,the "hermanator" got the nwo scared to death . The man will allow the states to enforce the dadgum law against mehicos invasion of our lives! That would ruin everything for the nwo. Illegals must have murdered at least 720 000 americans in the last 50 years. Cant you hear their blood scream for justice from their graves? Our american brothers and sisters victims of federal ethnic cleansing! Sometimes at night i can hear a car horn stuck on as if in an accident,then another and another and so on when one goes silent the tune is carried on by others till they fill the night with the constant blare,the horrific ane sickening symphony of americans getting wiped out by illegal "hispanic" drivers, theyre wiping out entire families daily.720 000 thats one american per day per state,quite likely

    January 4, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  6. Donkey Party

    Why isn't this criminal behind bars yet?

    January 4, 2012 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    Cain still refuses to believe IT'S OVER but I don't think he's really capable of comprehending so that explains it.

    January 4, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  8. izy

    on FoxNews, LMAO!!!!! 9-9-9 not!!! what a clown

    January 4, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  9. Karl Jonas

    Is this one of those palin bus tours to nowhere for no reason? Except for $$$.

    January 4, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  10. Keith in Austin

    Regarding our Economy, 999 is better than Obama's crime!

    January 4, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  11. enuff

    What makes him think his ideas are still relevant? i didn't like his ideas before...let me check... nope, still don't.

    January 4, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  12. Squigman

    Why? He's yesterdays news, and if we have any luck at all, he'll stay that way

    January 5, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  13. ThinkAgain

    Cain sure is stupid ...

    January 5, 2012 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  14. ct

    get lost cain, you're ideas is irrelevent.. save that idea for your pizza menu

    January 5, 2012 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  15. Bill

    hahahahahahahahahaa... if his ideas were so great, why isn't he still in the race... oh yeah... poor judgement. I remember now... so, you've got a good idea? Which one, the one where you run your hand up a woman's dress, or the one where you support a woman for 13 years without telling your wife? Of do you have other good ideas we haven't heard about?

    January 5, 2012 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  16. don in albuquerque

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...............he is back. And dumber than ever.

    January 5, 2012 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  17. Anthony

    Another piece of b.s. designed to take from the poor to give to the rich...

    January 5, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  18. Just make it up

    I bet there is a book to be sold along with this plan. This dude is just a media hog... has to have the spotlight on him. He has no idea good idea's he just has dollar signs in his eyes.

    January 5, 2012 02:48 am at 2:48 am |
  19. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Herb wants to fleece the sheep who fell for his simpleton plan.

    January 5, 2012 06:07 am at 6:07 am |
  20. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The idea of adding on a federal sales tax would hurt those that have less. If there were rules as to when it would kick in; such as on products that were over $1,000 or so, I'd have less of a problem with that. I also think that this would never get through Congress in any of its many forms. It would hurt the poor more. The raw number of how much someone would pay is something that should be looked at also. The percentage might be the same for all, but how it affects what the family or person can buy and save is dramatically different.

    January 5, 2012 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  21. The Greedy Old PIgs are vile schemers

    This is all just behind the scenes jockeying for power. Rove wants to elect the next neocon robot, Flipper. Flipper is hated by a large number of people in the GOBP deathcult. Therefore, Rove needs to capture, leverage or extort conservative endorsements so he can turn around and use those endorsements to convince rightwing voters that they can trust and vote for the Robot Puppet. Variations on this dance will be played out over the months, and it will always end with some sort of perk or favor in exchange for an endorsement. Here, Cain (and/or his Koch-head backers) are using Cain's leverage as a person Rove will need to endorse Flipper. If Rove and his Robot Puppet can make a behind the scenes deal to support he Koch-head agenda, you'll suddenly see Cain endorse Flipper.

    January 5, 2012 07:41 am at 7:41 am |