GOP rivals look to deep-six Cain's 9-9-9 plan in debate
October 11th, 2011
10:45 PM ET
9 years ago

GOP rivals look to deep-six Cain's 9-9-9 plan in debate

Hanover, New Hampshire (CNN) - Herman Cain, the latest Republican presidential candidate to surge to the top of the polls, found himself in the hot seat Tuesday night at a debate in New Hampshire centered on the economic matters.

The lynchpin of Cain's campaign, his cleverly titled "9-9-9" plan to restructure the U.S. Tax Code, came under harsh scrutiny as other Republicans on stage sought to knock the former Godfather's Pizza CEO off his pedestal.


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Jobs • New Hampshire
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  1. gg

    just turned it off,nothing new same,old same old

    October 11, 2011 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  2. B

    The GOP already has a history of eight long years of No regulation and little to No taxes and we are now all experiencing the grand results of that debacle!

    So what are they all clamoring for now? The same circumstances of No regulation and No taxes again to allow even more greed to continue!

    The same losing formula that put us all here. The Republicans do not care one iota for America or working people and that is a fact, and a reason that thousands of people are now in the streets with more coming.

    You cannot continue to do the same things over and over and expect a different outcome.
    The American people understand and they have had enough of No Government and NO change

    The Congress, and basically the Republicans are completely disfunctional by design now !

    October 11, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  3. jen

    the republicans are the reason we are in this mess and you want to vote in another one. you get what you vote for.

    October 11, 2011 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  4. james Miller

    Anyone blaming Obama for all our problem are in total denial. The congressional Repubs are nothing but talk, talk,talk and pass nothing but gas. Their sole goal is to defeat Obama. -– To hell with the country and jobs. DISGUSTING

    October 11, 2011 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  5. ERIC

    Michele Bachmann won the debate. She has the best leadership on fixing the economy, securing the border, creating jobs. She needs to get more attention than Gov. Perry has got.

    October 11, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  6. Steveo

    The biggest problem for Mitt will be the fact that he brought in the blueprint for Obama care in Mass. and it worked great, 99% of the people love it! Now he denounces the only positive thing he ever did for his state!

    October 11, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    Cain just BLEW IT!!!

    Cain had a chance to back off his statement when he said "...don't blame the big banks if you don't have a job and not rich – blame yourself." The moderator asked in so many words about the 18 million people unemployed and how they would feel about that statement. Cain responded by saying that he was NOT talking about the 18 millions of Americans that were out of work; he was speaking about the occupiers on Wall Street.

    WTH???? Isn't the people on Wall Street part of the 18 million unemployed?????????????? Maybe Cain feels that all of the Americans across the country is aliens from another planet. It is obvious who Cain represents and who he stands for. He does not want to be part of his race – we're all brainwashed, remember? He has no regard for any of those on Wall Street that are protesting!! I have come to the conclusion that he is LOST and will never be found. The RIGHT will drop him like he's hot and that will be the end of Cain!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 11, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  8. Einstein

    God help this country if any one of these profoundly empty-headed people manages to become president of the United States.

    October 11, 2011 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  9. bassman

    We have over a year before the next elections. The Republican candidates have only been on the trail for a month or two and CNN calls some of the candates dead in the water just because of poor early debates. Let us decide when a candidate is done. This is a marathon, not a sprint. CNN's talking heads need to see reality. Even the "Chosen One" made mistakes.

    October 11, 2011 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  10. Abdullah67

    Herman Cain’s strong ties to the Federal Reserve and his love for Greenspan were exposed tonight.

    Ron Paul doesn’t get much time in these debates, but when he does he speaks the truth.

    October 11, 2011 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  11. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Fact Check◄ on Romney and Cain in regards to 999 and Romney's claim that Obamacare raised taxes by 1 trillion dollars – both are NOT TRUE. Actually Romney's claim was waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy off!!!

    October 11, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  12. Tough USA

    Romney is a dancer. Perry will become a Boarder cop. The any size pizza for 999 is DOA.
    Ron Paul has the plan. Love or Hate him he is on the money. Scared Yet ?

    October 11, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    Hey, it' better than Obama's 50-50-50 plan.

    October 12, 2011 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  14. Enuff already

    If one of these candidates has the guts to propose ending the Bush Tax cuts, he/she would win the presidency. That is what a majority of the people want.

    October 12, 2011 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  15. Ali11

    The rebuk is just plAin don't care about midlle class ppl

    October 12, 2011 04:30 am at 4:30 am |
  16. Ali11

    The midlle class is always played by this rebuk

    October 12, 2011 04:32 am at 4:32 am |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Cain's response to experts saying 999 won't work, it generates $200 billion less revenue, and would bankrupt us, is "Well, they're wrong."

    What to you say to a reality challenged denier, "Wow, just wow." But, this is the best the teabaggers have, because Perry had three weeks to prepare, and still was not coherent.

    October 12, 2011 07:28 am at 7:28 am |