http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/11/news/economy/Herman_Cain_999_tax/index.htm?iid=HP_River http://www.hermancain.com/999plan I am shocked nobody has started a topic on this already. I am kind of confused. Is he adding a 9% sales tax on top of what we have now or just everything is going to be 9%? So say the sales tax is 8%, under this plan would the sales tax be 17% or just 9%? Also, according to this article "Problem is, it could end up adding to the deficit and shifting the tax burden away from the wealthy and onto the poor, according to some leading tax experts." Hasn't everyone been complaining this whole time that the wealthy were not paying their fair share yet this plan pushes the burden away from the wealthy and on to the poor. A majority of "poor" people do not pay any taxes anyways, so I think it is time they pony up (even if it is a small amount). Also "He also said the sales tax would not increase costs for consumers, because lower corporate taxes would lead businesses to cut prices in order to stay competitive." This is BS, companies are all about the profit which means they will not lower their prices. Overall, I think it is a fair system. The more you make, the more you pay. Simple as that.