Men with big ego’s will destroy this nation. You see them, you know where and who they are. We have let them lead us into destruction with antiquated vision and frankly I Am incensed. It is very dangerous to treat the nations helm as a popularity contest. Well, I propose an alternative now.
A very well vetted and squeaky clean candidate for the US Presidential election. My horse in this race is Herman Cain. The best part is he does not wear a rats nest on his head or use double speak. His language is plain and simple enough for people to understand, and his understanding of the issues is of a very complex nature – proven with the second video of him challenging Bill Clinton during a town hall meet. For years I have listened to him and I swear he was speaking my mind.
I hand picked some of his speeches in the order of what I believe to be importance. Please consider him because it is more important to pick the right candidate now than ever and he has my trust:
Policy Summit speech He confronted Bill Clinton during a town hall meeting and waxed him Confrontation with Stupid people On Stimulus His background On Dreams, and on the Constitution Foreign Policy Financial reform and other issues All the rest
05/01 – Just AWESOME! Herman won the 2012 Presidential forum in Manchester! Thanks Guys!
05/11 – This article re-written.
05 14 see him in private with a small crowd.
05/17 – What I have collected from the two part plan so far:
05/18 – Iowa loves him.
05/19 – Can fly
05/25 – The GOP had better wake the hell up. That party has sucked too much to be picking club favorites. This is do or DIE time right now and I do not appreciate being blown off, not a bit. If you lose this election for US this Country, you will be on the equal terms of complete negligence. Your candidates suck. Ours however does not. Take him up to PA, read him in and forget the weak candidates you have picked. I drink wine. Remember?
05/27 – More research – Posted below
06/02 – Some surprising testamoney
Part one:With his two part plan, he sets the country up for immediate economic resurgence.
1) Lower the corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent. Cain said the US is the only country to not have lowered the corporate tax rate in the last 15 years.
2) Take the capital gains tax rate to zero. Cain said it would encourage investments in US businesses and create jobs.
3) Take the tax rate on the repatriation of foreign profits for US companies to zero. Cain said this money, currently around $1 trillion for US companies, isn’t coming back anyway because of existing taxes on repatriating them. Taking away that tax would encourage investments in US businesses and create jobs.
4) Cut the entire 6.2 percent payrolls tax for workers and employers for 1 year. Cain said it would give American workers a 6.2 percent pay raise and “guarantee” that the US economy grows faster. Cain believes smart tax cuts like these are self-financing, meaning they’ll pay for themselves by stimulating the economy and raising the tax revenues.
5) Make the tax rates permanent or indefinite. Cain said uncertainty on tax rates is “killing investments” in the US economy. Debt ceiling- no vote. Pay only the debt interest and the military. (He mentioned 3 but I didn’t get the 3rd.) Part Two – Once conditions of success are sold to the Public and are working: – Drill here and drill now for our own Natural resources – time to pay ourselves. – Fair Tax – Repeal ‘Obamacare’ and replace it with a more patient-centered legislation. – Cut government spending across the board, then drill down and eliminate wasteful programs and agencies. – Change Social Security to something similar to the Chilean model of personal retirement account option. General ideas, yes. Ideas Americans may understand? Also yes. His plan needs to be posted on all of his sites if possible and if I have missed anything, please let me know. “# Former Chairman and President of the Tax Leadership Council, the public educational component of Americans for Fair Taxation # Past Chairman of the Board of the National Restaurant Association (1994-1995), and former full time CEO and President of the Association (1996-1999) # Member of The National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (1995), chaired by former Republican Vice-presidential candidate, Jack Kemp # Serves on the Boards of Directors of AGCO, Inc., Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Hallmark Cards Inc., Whirlpool, Inc., and Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia # Recipient of eight Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Morehouse College, New York City Technical College; Suffolk University, Johnson & Wales University, Creighton University, Purdue University, Tougaloo College and the University of Nebraska # Recipient of a 1996 Horatio Alger Award and the 1991 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s Operator of the Year/Gold Plate Award # Graduated from Morehouse College with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1967. Earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1971 # Author of four books, Leadership Is Common Sense (1997), Speak As A Leader (1999), CEO of SELF (October, 2001), and They Think You’re Stupid (May, 2005) # A native and current resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Married for over 40 years with two adult children and three grandchildren”
09/23/11 – Where did this 999 plan come from anyway? I am still with you, but having me fill out tax forms is just a no go anymore. You would sound far more bold if you had stuck with your original plan. 999 plan is better than what we have now, but you still need to repeal the 16h Amendment, and if you plan to do that, than may as well go for the Holy Grail and institute H.R (P.R) -52. America is a bold Nation and it enjoys bold options. Now is the time for Fair Tax. Right now.
09/25/11 – This video from the straw poll in Florida is more than telling!
10/05/11 – A perfect storm.
10/06/11 – End the FED? Probably not. Why do people keep saying that Cain cannot win? He can. Check this out: “• Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. • Master’s degree in Computer Science. • Mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile ballistics (making him a rocket scientist). • Computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola. • VP of Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury (this is the top of the ladder in the computer world, being in charge of information systems for a major corporation). All achieved before reaching the age of 35. Since he reached the top of the information systems world, he changed careers! • Business Manager. Took charge of Pillsbury’s 400 Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which were the company’s poorest performers in the country. Spent the first nine months learning the business from the ground up, cooking hamburger and yes, cleaning toilets. After three years he had turned them into the company’s best performers. • Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Was asked by Pillsbury to take charge of their Godfather’s Pizza chain (which was on the verge of bankruptcy). He made it profitable in 14 months. • In 1988 he led a buyout of the Godfather’s Pizza chain from Pillsbury. He was now the owner of a restaurant chain. Again he reached the top of the ladder of another industry. • He was also chairman of the National Restaurant Association during this time. This is a group that interacts with government on behalf of the restaurant industry, and it gave him political experience from the non-politician side. Having reached the top of a second industry, he changed careers again! • Adviser to the Federal Reserve System. Herman Cain went to work for the Federal Reserve Banking System advising them on how monetary policy changes would affect American businesses. • Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. He worked his way up to the chairmanship of a regional Federal Reserve bank. This is only one step below the chairmanship of the entire Federal Reserve System (the top banking position in the country). This position allowed him to see how monetary policy is made from the inside, and understand the political forces that impact the monetary system. After reaching the top of the banking industry, he changed careers for a fourth time! • Writer and public speaker. He then started to write and speak on leadership. His books include Speak as a Leader , CEO of Self , Leadership is Common Sense , and They Think You’re Stupid . • Radio Host. Around 2007—after a remarkable 40 year career—he started hosting a radio show on WSB in Atlanta (the largest talk radio station in the country). He did all this starting from rock bottom (his father was a chauffeur and his mother was a maid). When you add up his accomplishments in his life—including reaching the top of three unrelated industries: information systems, business management, and banking—Herman Cain may have the most impressive resume of anyone that has run for the presidency in the last half century.”
10/07/11 – See Cain dismantle this Lawrence O’Donnell idiot on the least watched news network in America – MSNBC. (General Electric) And he handles the Ladies at “The View” confidently. And his speech at the Values Voter Summit. But Paul won that.
10/12/11 – Cain won South Carolina, Florida, came in second in New Hampshire, and is tied in Virginia. Debate went so forth. Reward Success and place successful people into places that will actually help people. Forget lawyers, they suck. Language is important, as is Character. We will not leave the only not one of YOU in DC. RNC, wake up. Cain Tops GOP Field in New Poll
10/13/11 – Herman Cain’s “999 Plan”: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – A quick breakdown. Still, anything is better than what we have. Herman swears that the national sales tax is merely gearing the nation towards the fair tax – a transition if you will. Herman really needs to touch up on his foreign policy, some things are not insignificant. Also, a suggestion for Herman on the 999 plan. Also, a good list of 21 things you probably do not know about him. Looks Good!
10/15/11 – Denninger weighs in. Interesting part is here: ” What Cain is missing (and perhaps intentionally; if so he’s a jackass, not a savior) is that saving 15% of your income is more than sufficient, along with a modest help from Social Security and Medicare, to self-fund your entire retirement from savings alone. That is, it requires no risk-taking in the “capital markets.” There’s only one condition on this: The Federal Government and The Fed must be forced to stop debasing the currency — that is, they must run a zero inflation policy under penalty of imprisonment (or worse.) If Cain supports this, then he’s a reformer. If he does not, he’s simply playing politics and intends to screw you blind via hidden taxation.” Do not forget that this is meant as a transitional plan to the Fair Tax. And yes, QE is an inflation rate that is a tax on ALL people so now we need to make sure this most dishonest and financially destructive method of masking monetary sovereignty.
Next is this astute observation: “Actually, it’s more than that. $800 billion is a fanciful number; we ran $1.7 trillion in deficits in calendar 2010, and are going to be well over $1 trillion in 2011. To believe we will get under that number by 2013 presumes forward economic conditions that are, on balance, pure fantasies. “ Not really. Bringing corporate tax rate down to 9% brings lots of working capital into the country. If we have 3 quarters of 5.5% or more growth, the growth could shorten that number. Revenues go up as does that calculation so it actually makes sense. The wild card of course is the incredible regulation and lawfare taking effect currently. Anything, is better than what we have now.
10/16/11 – From what I remember, the TARP program was meant to identify and separate the government loans that the government forced upon the banks and relieve them of that responsibility. I think they took Cain out of context because I clearly remember him speaking about returning the banks to private hands after the process was finished. Anyway, He must defend this case. 10/17/11 – Cain said the most thoughtful things on the worst “news media” channel in America. NRO bashes his 9-9-9 plan. Economic collapse takes a shot at the plan too. Herman Cain responds. Talk upon the plan in relation to the “99%” 10/18/11 – Remembering Cain at the Kansas City Federal Reserve. Does not sound bad to me. Also, if you use a race card in your political existence, remember you must pay interest. Art Laffer likes Cains 9-9-9 plan. Even the poor need to have skin in the tax game. Maybe then they will vote for people that will keep the rate low. There is not reason to give a freeloader a free ticket to ride on other peoples backs. Also, Herman Cains donations to political figures explained. What has not been explained is that Cains plan helps the working class more than any plan. The black market becomes legal. It is there, it helps the poor in barter – just what we need now. It is all being done there anyway.
10/24/11 – Mark Steyn gives his thoughts – with comments.
10/26/11 – Herman Cains Foreign Policy team. Some good names in there.
10/27/11 – You must pay attention to this, Cain. If you need help, get it.
10/29/11 – Ryan speculates about the Cain / Gingrich debate.
10/30/11 – When they get desperate, they resort to fraud. If someone settled on a sexual assult suit, than they have agreed to not pursue it (means it quite possibly is not true).
11/1/11 – Yawn. At least he is not a rapist or a coke head. He actually is a man of character but he needs to identify when to make no comment on something or study the report when it comes in and try to recall something from 20 years ago. He handled this miserably. He represented more than 250 million people when he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
He learned of these charges, promptly recused himself, Had the human resource commander and his general counsel handle the matter. The most he probably was told was to keep it confidential and say no more about it, as well the accusers. It’s a nuisance lawsuit. It is difficult to get past manager much less high level manager without something like that happening to you in some cases. I have seen lots of it happen. And I have seen much of it dismissed. It is a smear campaign straight up.
Levin covered it in detail on Mondays show. But no worry, there will be plenty of coverage so you may forget that Greece is taking the world for a donkey ride whilst our very own currency collapses under debt by hyper-inflation, and we are in a depression? Next subject. One caveat, you had better not be pulling out a race card on me, Cain. That’s maxed out totally.
11/3/11 – It’s a hatchet job.
11/07/11 – but is this? A fourth accuser? The Corner outlines the arena. You must now publicly address these allegations. Bennett has outlined a fair expectation. Do It Mr. Cain, and do it right. You need to know what to do when the SHTF, and be credible, and be honest. Keep in mind that this is the first real public allegation and that should not sink someone. It sure looks out of character to me. I Am not buying it.
Also, people want to know why you left NRA and under what circumstance.
11/08/11 – Who is his accuser? Cain goes through another fact check. A fifth accuser. She is a Gold digger. And She works for the Obama Administration? She was not accusing here. And SHE lives in Axelrods building. Cain questions his accuser the gold digger. Fired for false allegations of sexual harassment.
Looks like a load of shit to me.
11/13/11 – Cain stumbles on foreign policy. He kind of looked out of place up there. Gotta pull it together.
UPDATE: “The video is being taken out of context. He was taking questions for about 30 to 40 minutes on four hours of sleep. He didn’t say anything wrong or in accurate; it just took him a while to recall the specifics of Libya. It just took him a while to gain his bearings,” Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon told NBC News.”
11/16/11 – “I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy.” Constitutionally, no. But it sure would you help to check Rantburg and study up because the day your term starts, you need to know that everything happens at the beginning of a term. Grab an atlas and look at the world as a whole, and find those countries where America is involved with in some way. A better answer would be you have a rudimentary knowledge in some cases of a particular country.
11/18/11 – The corner says his campaign is lacking.