Herman Cain was asked at the debate about criticism that his “9-9-9” tax plan would regressively raise taxes on lower-income workers.
“The thing that I would encourage people to do before they engage in this knee-jerk reaction is just read our analysis. It is available at HermanCain.com,” Cain said, touting his campaign’s commissioned financial analysis, and denying that it would raise taxes on lower-income workers.
“The reason that our plan is being attacked so much is because lobbyists, accountants, politicians, they don’t want to throw out the current tax code and put in something that’s simple and fair,” Cain added.
“They want to be able to continue to manipulate the American people with a 10-million word mess. Let’s throw out the 10-million word mess and put in a plan that will liberate American worker sand liberate American workers.”