Keep an eye on Cain, but don’t bet on him

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  1. GFA says:

    Cain’s responses to his 9-9-9 plan on Meet the Press this last Sunday were unconvincing. His GOP rivals attack it, and even Grover Norquist calls it dangerous. And just look at who put it together – enough said.

  2. Thomas Molitor says:

    @gofdisks

    “9-9-9 is as a regressive tax scheme as they come and would bankrupt the government.”

    The government is bankrupt already.

    @Sarah Lenti

    I’m more concerned with Mr. Cain’s character. He has gone on record as saying an audit of the Federal Reserve “is a waste of time and money.”

    Here in this YT video we see Mr. Cain lie to Ron Paul’s face about the Federal Reserve at the GOP debate. Stay with the four-minute video until the end when you will hear Mr.Cain’s previous remarks on a Federal Reserve audit that he backtracks when confronted by Mr. Paul.

  3. stever says:

    Social conservative is code for intolerance, Apostolic Reformation, Dominionist, Spiritual Warrior magical thinking that if you are not rich, it is because you are not a good enough Christian.

    Exxagerate much?

  4. Dr. J says:

    Cain is just one more sad example of the clowns the Repubs have running this cycle. Normally Obama would be toast, given his poor performance as a leader, his inability to charge up his liberal base (most OWS protesters dislike him as much as WS, who pays him of course), and his poor handling of the economy. But given the fools who are rushing in to the race on the GOP side, it will be easy for him to avoid the Jimma Carter collapse. And Cain’s 999 plan is dumb, dumb, dumb, and regressive, regressive, regressive.

  5. qofdisks says:

    The bold new fiscal conservatism in action in racist scapegoating Alabama. Here is the conservative solution to it’s lack of cheap labor problems created by its draconian immigration policies.
    Alabama brings back slavery for Latinos
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/12/alabama-slavery-latino-immigrants?newsfeed=true
    ” Not only will this law supply fresh inmates to private detention centers in the state – like the one operated in Decatur by LCS correctional corporation – but it will also feed an already bloated national private prison system controlled by two major corporations, CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) and the GEO group, which have a combined profit of more than $5bn a year. CCA, for example, runs the largest facility in the nation in neighboring Georgia and may potentially take a good portion of the detainees in Alabama. Charging $200 a night, this is an opportunity they’ll jump at.

    The difference between Alabama and adjoining states is that it is willing to go further down this track. Recently, John McMillan, agriculture commissioner, proposed that the farm work left behind by immigrant workers be supplied with inmate labor. Decatur, a private detention center about 50 miles to the north-west of Alabama, which had been unable to find jobs for inmates, has now witnessed record numbers of requests for labor (for an estimated 150 detainees a day).

    So, here is how it goes. First, the state passes a harsh immigration law. Then, it detains large numbers of immigrants. Third, private prisons (LCS, CCA, GEO) receive fresh inmates. And finally, the artificially created labor shortage is supplied by the new inmates. Does this sound like modern-day slavery to anyone?

    The rest of the country can only look in shock and dismay, as once again, Alabama, a state renowned for its historical role in racism, segregation and slavery, leads the nation into another round of shame.”

  6. qofdisks says:

    Fiscal conservative is code for a return to the 1920s before Social Security, unemployment insurance, labor laws, the minimum wage, Medicare and Medicaid, worker safety laws, the Environmental Protection Act, the Glass-Steagall Act, the Securities and Exchange Act, and the Voting Rights Act.
    Social conservative is code for intolerance, Apostolic Reformation, Dominionist, Spiritual Warrior magical thinking that if you are not rich, it is because you are not a good enough Christian.
    Cain is off the deep end proposing an impossibly expensive electrified Wall of China with an alligator filled moat along the entire border.
    9-9-9 is as a regressive tax scheme as they come and would bankrupt the government. Its removal of the payroll tax for Social Security and Medicare along with its onerous shifting of taxes agressively and regressively down the economic ladder would mire this country in generations of rapidly growing poverty with far fewer social services. It is a plan for a third world America. SimCity economics is just make believe wishful lazy thinking.

    Long Ties to Koch Brothers Key to Cain’s Campaign
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/extensive-ties-powerful-koch-group-boost-cain-14746710
    ” Cain’s rise with the help of AFP shows the incredible influence that outside groups controlled by super-wealthy individuals with specific agendas can have on the political process.”

    “Herman Cain is the first presidential corporate spokes-candidate,” said Scot Ross, a liberal activist who leads One Wisconsin Now, which has often mocked AFP as a front group for corporate interests (Koch). “The best way to have your issues talked about in the issue debate is to have a candidate in your pocket with snappy comebacks and easily branded policy papers which mask how destructive they would be.”