Do You Want New or Used Fries With That?

Republican candidate Herman Cain on Meet the Press today:

The 9-9-9 plan would replace the complex U.S. tax code with a 9 percent income tax, a 9 percent corporate tax and a new 9 percent national sales tax.

“Who would pay more? The people who spend more money on new goods. The sales tax only applies to people who buy new goods, not used goods. That’s a big difference,” Cain told NBC.

So, can I interest you in some pre-owned pizza, Herman? 

I bet it’ll cost you a lot less than new. 

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11 thoughts on “Do You Want New or Used Fries With That?

  1. Let’s see — a 9% income tax. The very poor would be paying more income tax and the wealthy would be paying a dramatically reduced income tax. Don’t compute!

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    • Herman says also not to “muddy the waters” by factoring in state sales taxes on top of the 9% federal sales tax. Here in Texas, we’d be paying over 15% in combined state and federal taxes for everything we bought. Except for the recycled toilet paper like Daisyfae mentioned.

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  2. If the really rich paid 9% income tax, it would be 9% more than many of them are paying now. It’s tough for me to listen to any proposals at this point without thinking that, even as they are being verbalized, a cadre of lawyers and accountants are coming up with ways for some folks to avoid. And no one should look at old pizza before 9AM.

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