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Bachmann Says Cain 9-9-9 Plan Is a Tax Plan, Not Jobs Plan

October 11, 2011

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Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Congresswoman Michele Bachmann attacked Republican presidential rival Herman Cain’s tax proposal as “a tax plan, not a jobs plan.”

The so-called 9-9-9 plan would create “a new pipeline for Congress” to collect taxes from Americans, she said at a Republican debate tonight in New Hampshire. “When you take the 9-9-9 plan and turn it upside down, I think the devil is in the details.”

Cain, a former pizza executive, has proposed replacing the current tax system with 9 percent corporate and individual taxes and a 9 percent sales tax.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jim Rubin in Washington at jimrubin@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jim Rubin at jimrubin@bloomberg.net


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