Cain's 9-9-9 plan draws a powerful foe
October 17th, 2011
03:07 PM ET
10 years ago

Cain's 9-9-9 plan draws a powerful foe

New York (CNNMoney) - Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan is gaining traction, but not in every quarter.

One very influential member of the Republican establishment remains unconvinced: Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform.


Filed under: 2012 • • Herman Cain • Taxes
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Well, that's it Herb. Time to put your plan in the paper shredder and go home. Without 999, you got nothing, and when the pledge captain, Grover Norquist, says "No!," it means you are not eligible for the billionaire's fraternity. Oh, and will you take Sanatorum, Perry, Bachmann, Paul, and Perry with you?

    October 17, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Oops, it was supposed to be . . . and Newt with you. Sorry.

    October 17, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Gee, you'd think the Ayatollah Norquist would love the 9-9-9's totally REGRESSIVE and would compeltely screw the middle-class and poor.

    October 17, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    How will we pay for wars, which appears to be the only GOP job creating plan?

    October 17, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  5. rs

    Cain's plan is a nightmare in that it impacts the poor and middle classes disproportionately, in favor of essentially cutting taxes on the rich. As far as Norquist goes, he and those who vow allegiance to his club for growth (i.e almost all Republicans in Congress) shouldn't even be counted as real Americans – just patsies for the rich and their corporate owners.

    October 17, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Uh, oh. Herman Cain can kiss that 9-9-9 plan good bye now. It creates a new revenue stream, which is a major violation of that pledge you need to sign. Wouldn't that be something? For the POTUS to sign a pledge, committing themselves to following a certain ideological viewpoint. Pledge to engage in social engineering on a national scale.

    Hmm? You mean to tell me that the Republican candidates have already signed pledges? Wow. Just wait until voters hear about that. Some would like it. The vast majority will not. It would be grounds enough to disqualify the candidate for consideration for most Americans.

    October 17, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Powerful is right. Grover is like flatulence, even an elephant can't hold it.

    October 17, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  8. The Real Tom Paine

    I'll say this for Norquist: at least he's consistent.

    October 17, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    That Grover, always looking out for the poor and the middle class. I don't think so.

    October 17, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  10. Woman In California

    Thank you for STAYING AWAY from the MLK dedication yesterday (you had NO business there). Please keep insulting "your" people and stepping on the backs of ALL the people who made it possible for you to speak the IGNORANCE you do today. BTW keep lying about the reason you keep your wife out of the spotlight. You know as well as most of us do-that would NOT be good for your rotten image. Please hurry up and go away and take your 9-9-9 Plan with you.

    October 17, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  11. sean coughlin

    another example of the media trying to chip away at each republican until every candidate is stripped of credibilty and electibility. this president will need all the help he can get to be re-elected and the daily drumbeat of negative stories on gop candidates is just the recipe he needs.

    October 17, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  12. Chaz

    Given Cain's penchant for humor of late, I think it is pretty clear that 9-9-9 was meant to be a joke.

    October 17, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  13. Sorensen

    Tell the pizza-man to change it to 6-7-8. It makes no sense in the first place, nobody will ever take it and him seriously
    and the man is totally unelectable anyway. So let the man do whatever he wants.

    October 17, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |