Posted by: Tom Keene on October 13, 2011
The handshake is let’s-talk-business firm. The greeting is collegial and winning. And, he is. (Would a properly schooled media consultant have gone with the tie in equity-kicker gold?)
It is not my place to give opinion on the surging politics of Herman Cain. I can report a bounce in his step, a certain enthusiasm that surrounds his modest entourage.
I am in search of an economist/strategist/analyst who can suggest that a “hypothetical” implementation and/or debate-through-legislative-process of “9-9-9” could be possible.
Most move immediately to the righteth 9, the value-added-national-sales-tax 9. The “analysis” sums to dead-on-arrival and, migrates to 9 becoming 9.9 becoming 10.X, becoming 1X.XX. No, not 29…I flunked Roman Numerals, too. (For public response, see the Canadian vaudeville act Trudeau & Mulroney and “their” Goods and Services Tax, vintage 1991.)
Enough. Sleep deprivation envelopes (a Dartmouth All-Nighter).
It is a time for 60-weeks-from-election policies & plans. Mr. Cain creates an important and supportable moment for a set of America. Perhaps, another set, a larger set will simply say, Nein, Nein, Nein. Discuss.