Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan Straight Out of SimCity?

  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 14, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2011/10/14/herman-cains-9-9-9-plan-straight-out-of-simcity/

    Bwahahaha. I'm laughing my ass off. Loved SimCity back in the day, but I also loved Maxis' comment:

    “We encourage politicians to continue to look to innovative games like SimCity for inspiration for social and economic change,” said Katsarelis. “While we at Maxis and Electronic Arts do not endorse any political candidates or their platforms, it’s interesting to see GOP candidate Herman Cain propose a simplified tax system like one we designed for the video game SimCity 4.”

    #HermanCainfail
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    i thought $9.99 was the price of a pizza...

    #CainFail
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
    I thought his "economist" was a Wells Fargo employee with an accountancy degree from CWRU in Cleveland:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65713.html
    Must have played too much SimCity and fancied himself an economist.
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    And I think I should style myself emperor of the world, since I conquered many worlds on Civ!icon_lol.gif
    #reallifeisnotsimcity
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    So because it is in a game that automatically makes it nonviable for real life?
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    jpBITCHva said
    southbeach1500 saidAnd the best thing is... it makes 1,000,000% more sense than our current tax code! icon_razz.gif

    #CainWinning

    #50%OfHouseholdsNotPayingAnyFederalIncomeTaxWillSoonHaveToPayTheirFairShare

    I suppose it does. In some fantasy world. In this one, it doesn't bring in near enough revenue, and penalizes the poorest. Oops, I forgot. #featurenotbug



    I'm still on the fence re: 9-9-9 plan. Cain said he will be releasing full details - including showing the amount of revenue it will bring in to the Federal goverment - this coming week. I look forward to reading it.



    My concern is that we've never had a national sale tax before so are we opening the flood gate to 10% then 12%, 15% and on and on?
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidAnd I think I should style myself emperor of the world, since I conquered many worlds on Civ!icon_lol.gif
    #reallifeisnotsimcity


    I'm certainly qualified to be the war general, since I have conquered many a foe with my mighty fighting armies. Some composed of fairies, unicorns, and elves, others of marching battalions of war elephants, heavy calvary, and onangers.

    I think the solution to our economy is obvious. We need to setup more Tiberium harvesters, moon wells, and build our way up to a Castle and Citadel for 4000 more gold every turn and increased personnel growth at the end of the week.
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    jpBITCHva said
    southbeach1500 saidAnd the best thing is... it makes 1,000,000% more sense than our current tax code! icon_razz.gif

    #CainWinning

    #50%OfHouseholdsNotPayingAnyFederalIncomeTaxWillSoonHaveToPayTheirFairShare

    I suppose it does. In some fantasy world. In this one, it doesn't bring in near enough revenue, and penalizes the poorest. Oops, I forgot. #featurenotbug



    I'm still on the fence re: 9-9-9 plan. Cain said he will be releasing full details - including showing the amount of revenue it will bring in to the Federal goverment - this coming week. I look forward to reading it.



    Earlier it was said to bring in about $1,775 trillion / first year, which is about $400 billion short of what we have collected through personal / corporate / estate taxes, $2.162 trillion.
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    Nov 12, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/PMNDrf8J9pE