Tweet of the Day

Tweet-Cain and Perry should exchange plansRick Perry’s new plan for a 20% flat tax may need some tweaking. However, it is politically viable and a good starting place. But he sure comes across as a nasty piece of work. On the other hand, Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is not something most people, in the end, would ever want to support. (A sales tax and an income tax? He has to be kidding.) While Cain’s head may sometimes be screwed on the wrong way and he still–after how many months of campaigning?–needs to get up to speed on the issues (his confusion on the matter of abortion is a good example), he is simply a jewel of a human being.

I would trust Cain with my life.

Perry? If I saw him coming, I would hope he was unarmed.

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8 Responses to Tweet of the Day

  1. Bo says:

    The chief difference between Perry and Cain is that the former really, really wants to be “prezident” while the later is little more than a flim-flam man who is selling a book, promoting himself and enriching “Herman Cain, Inc.” He is a Sarah Palin wannabe.
    If you would trust Cain with your life, you are an even bigger fool than I thought you were. On the other hand, your judgement of Perry is spot-on.

    • John Scotus says:

      Considering the time, energy, and money needed to mount a presidential campaign, only a fool would think that it is a good way to promote and enrich oneself. And in regards to money, at least, Cain is certainly no fool. On the other hand, there is good evidence that Obama’s entire purpose has been to become president to enrich himself. Who is being foolish here?

  2. loopyloo305 says:

    I really like Herman Cain! Better to have someone who admits they make mistakes and still have a lot to learn than someone who thinks they know it all and are not willing to admit that they might be wrong. I am still trying to keep an open mind though, even though that may sound contradictory!

  3. Marcus Stead says:

    I have listened to Herman Cain speak on TV a few times and he does come across as a humble man willing to admit his mistakes and learn from his mistakes. Also admitting that he has much to learn, also shows his humility and humility will take you a long way. Herman Cain comes across as a kind of man one can trust. I’m still disappointed that Sarah Palin decided not to run, but who knows maybe she will run in four years from now and that will be her time. Palin is still able to do a lot of good work from her computer at home and getting on the media etc.

  4. I haven’t looked very closely at Perry’s plan, but no flat tax, whether Cain’s, Perry’s or anyone else’s, is politically feasible. The Democrats are still whining about the Bush tax cuts. The biggest advantage to either Cain’s or Perry’s plan is that it starts the conversation, and allows the campaign to actually focus on tax reform rather than birtherism or Mormonism.

    In the end, I’m sure both Cain and Perry would enact a tax reform that’s more or less like the current system, just a few small steps in the right direction, because they’ll be constrained by Congress just like every other past President. The difference, I think, is that Cain would try his best to settle on the compromise that was best for the nation as he saw it (right or not), while Perry would gladly sell out the whole reform to get special favors for his friends and allies.

  5. John Scotus says:

    I’m not a fan of flat taxes or other such kinds of gimmick either. I have been very busy with the real world surrounding me, so I haven’t looked at Perry’s plan in detail. However, it is not really a flat tax, as people can opt out and many of the current deductions are still in place. There are many other points to the plan in addition to his 20% income tax idea–so many in fact that this is only a small part of what he has in mind. My understanding is that it is a serious plan, but that it will still leave a budget shortfall and there are areas which would require refinement.
    Based upon his record, I would think that Perry sees his political friends and allies–and not the people who voted for him–as his constituency, so it would be in his character to include in any plan favors for these people–favors which he would defend to the death. Fortunately, his plans often–but not always–correspond to the needs of his constituency, so it is a mixed record. If he were to become president I would expect the same.

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