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Herman Cain 999 Plan

Cain Employs 9-9-9 Strategy In Vegas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is taking his 9-9-9 plan somewhere new: Las Vegas. Cain, whose tax plan became a sort of catch phrase...

Cain Endorses You

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain made good on his promise to make an "unconventional endorsement" Thursday. Before revealing the choic...

How the Media Enable the Republican Tax Agenda

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Michael S. Lofgren

The media doesn't seem to understand the basics about budgets -- and the inescapable relationship between aggregate revenues, aggregate spending, and total deficits. Either that, or reporters just choose to play dumb.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Happy New Year, HuffPosters! This out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new weekend is my favorite time of the year -- and the perfect opportunity for cleaning out our internal hard drives of all the accumulated detritus from 2011, including Anthony Weiner's photographic skills, Charlie Sheen's "winning" streak, Rick Perry's "Oops" moment, Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage, 9-9-9, Tebowing, Carmageddon, Newt Gingrich blaming his affairs on his passion for America, the Raptureless May 21, and the president sending an end of the year fundraising email to tens of thousands with the subject line "Hey"... As we leave 2011 behind, let's drop the faux intimacy, clear our personal hard drives of any hurts, grudges, and disappointments and start the New Year with a clean slate -- ready to welcome all the surprises, opportunities, and, yes, challenges, 2012 will bring. Let's celebrate the spirit of renewal that is the essence of new beginnings -- and that the world so desperately needs.

Herman Cain Releases '9-9-9 The Movie'

Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

"9-9-9." It's a slogan and tax plan that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has often turned to, even on strange, off-topic occasions. After...

Herman Cain's Appeal

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Slayton

If the sitting president represents, and is hated, because he represents all that America is becoming, Cain is the reverse, a traditional Southerner upholding the values of older America.

Sex With the City -- Cain Bombshell Rocks Washington

Mark Steinberg | Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

There were startling new developments yesterday in the sexual harassment imbroglio threatening to derail the campaign of would-be Republican Presidential nominee Herman Cain.

The Huntsman Conundrum

Chase Harrison | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home
Chase Harrison

On paper, Jon Huntsman seems like one of the most viable candidates to win the Republican presidential nomination. So why is he being slaughtered in the polls by the inexperienced Herman Cain?

Bachmann Dodges Questions, Hits Cain

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) repeatedly dodged questions in a Friday interview on NBC's "Today Show" when asked about sexual harassment allegations...

Tax Faux Pas In Cain's Past Revealed

The Daily Beast | Daniel Stone | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain, the multimillionaire businessman who has made tax fairness a central part of his surging presidential campaign, missed paying his state i...

Rubio Hits Back Against Accusations Surrounding His Parents' Origins

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) responded to a Washington Post report alleging that he embellished details about his parents' emigration from Cuba on "The O...

Herman Cain Clarifies 999 Plan, Abortion Stance

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded to questions about his racially tinged humor, his position on abortion and his 999 plan on "Fo...

Is a Flat Tax Fair?

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Conservatives are always pushing for a "flat tax." It sounds so simple: One easy rate, so we all pay the same, easy to calculate... Get rid of deductions and lower the tax rates. So simple, but it turns out it is a simple trick.

The Flat-Tax Fraud, and the Necessity of a Truly Progressive Tax

Robert Reich | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Simple fairness requires three things: More tax brackets at the top, higher rates in each bracket, and the treatment of all sources of income (capital gains included) exactly the same.

Will Cain's New 9-0-9 Tax Plan Really Help The Poor?

NPR | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan has taken a lot of heat recently. One of the biggest criticisms: several independent an...

Herman Cain Clarifies Stance On Controversial Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain sought to clarify his position on abortion Friday afternoon in an appearance on Fox News. "Abortion s...

Palin Praises GOP Candidate's Big Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin praised Texas Gov. Rick Perry's flat tax plan Thursday evening in an interview on "The Sean Hannity Show" on Fox News. "Rick Perry -- n...

Herman Cain's Retirement Proposal

Robert Pozen | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Pozen

Current benefits to those in retirement or about to retire will not be cut. But simply adding these unfunded benefits to the deficit would be dangerous; it would increase the yearly deficit to more than 10% of GDP, worse than the deficit in Greece.

What Happened to the Republican Party on Taxes?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The Republican Party may revere Ronald Reagan, but they definitely wouldn't recognize each other if they met at a tax policy conference today. Nor would the gipper last for long on the Republicans side of the deficit-reduction super committee.

Maybe Cain Had a Point Worth Discussing

Earnest Harris | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices
Earnest Harris

At the risk of alienating some of my progressive friends, I have to say I think Cain was not completely wrong. We need to get beyond the notion that racism is the biggest thing and that because of it, blacks simply have no chance.

GOP Goldfish Strategy in Full Effect -- 'Do as I Hate... Not as I Do'

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Mormonism matters more than color? Really Herman? Maybe if Black people simply "forgot" the 20th century really did happen, this would be true.

Obama Adviser: Mitt Romney Has 'No Core'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, continued to attack Republican frontrunner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romne...

WATCH: Colbert 'Hitlers' Herman Cain

Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy

After Tuesday night's Las Vegas debate, Herman Cain may no longer be the GOP frontrunner, if only because watching Mitt Romney and Rick Perry fight is...

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Herman Cain Fires Back At HuffPost Over SimCity Story | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- Herman Cain was one of two presidential candidates who faced reporters in the spin room after Tuesday night's CNN debate. Like in the deb...

Amanda Terkel

Herman Cain, 999 Plan Come Under Republican Fire | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

In the GOP debates, Herman Cain's most frequent topic of discussion is his 999 economic plan, which would make the corporate income tax rate 9 percent...