Cain Slays Able Working Stiffs: The 9-9-9 Plan

Paul Krugman reproduces a table from the Tax Policy Center on the projected effects of GOP candidate Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan on people in various income brackets. The results are exactly what you’d expect: as the old song says, “The rich get rich and the poor get poorer.”

“There’s nothing surer” than a baldfaced lie from a Republican candidate. “Ain’t we got fun!”

And you thought it was Samson who wielded the jawbone of an ass…

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  • ellroon  On Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Well obviously Cain doesn’t consider himself to be his brother’s keeper….

    • Steve  On Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

      I’ve always liked the one about the monkey in the zoo, who, when first exposed to Darwin’s work, tried to figure out if he was his keeper’s brother…

  • Bryan  On Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I knew that 9-9-9 was familiar – it is the fertilizer that I used most often for years. It includes iron, so I don’t use it down here, but that’s what it is – a manure replacement.

    • Steve  On Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      🙂

      If I recall correctly (jams, help me out here), dialing 999 in the UK is the equivalent of dialing 911 in the US. So 999 is for use only in emergencies. If Cain became president, that might qualify…

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