Herman Cain: Connie Mack 'Doesn't Get It' on 9-9-9 Plan
Businessman Herman Cain, best known for his bid for the Republican presidential nomination earlier in the 2012 election cycle, came out swinging at Republican U.S. Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Connie Mack on Tuesday. Cain has endorsed former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, Mack’s main rival in the GOP primary.
On Tuesday, Cain took aim at comments Mack made on LeMieux’s support of Cain’s “9-9-9 plan” on tax reform which Mack argued was laying the groundwork for a 16 percent sales tax in Florida.
“It seems as if Representative Mack is engaging in a typical ploy by the status quo when it is threatened by a bold, common-sense solution like throwing out the tax code and replacing it with something fair, simple and transparent,” Cain said on Tuesday. “Mack took a swing, but struck out on understanding real tax reform means tax replacement.
“Let’s start with the most blatant omission by Representative Mack in that under 9-9-9, the entire current tax code goes away,” Cain continued, arguing that his plan ends capital gains taxes, the death tax, the current corporate and personal tax code and closes loopholes. “Either Representative Mack is intentionally misleading his constituents about the benefits of 9-9-9 or he just plain doesn’t get it. Neither excuse is acceptable of a candidate or an elected official. George LeMieux clearly gets it and this is why he has my endorsement.”