Monday, November 28, 2011
HERMAN CAIN’S JURASSIC MOMENT
Perhaps now he’ll go back into deep freeze
Herman Cain released his new ‘9-9-9 The Movie - Slaying the Tax Monster’ five minute explanation of how his controversial ‘9-9-9’ works. But it comes off as a cheap imitation of a classic moment in a wonderful Steven Spielberg motion picture. Within seconds Jurassic Park immediately came to mind as the ad began playing. The cartoon that was showcased near the beginning of Jurassic Park, that explains how the island came to be. I never thought I’d use the names of Spielberg and Cain in the same statement [perhaps his biggest disappointment, 1941 might stir a memory], but while watching Herman Cain’s latest attempt at explaining his inane reworking of our tax code at least this time I got a good chuckle out of his cartoon.
While the 5 minute info-commercial is a very humorous and charming it really doesn’t answer any of the questions that the experts have been asking since Cain’s plan was first trumpeted out. It merely showcases how cute and simplistic the idea is.
So of course the biggest question Mr. Cain is who really came up with the concept ‘9-9-9’. The fact that popular culture has now entered the political game while not surprising surely adds a new wrinkle to this campaign season. While simplistic enough that its possible it’s all your’s, the plan goes against every tax experts opinion. Since you’ve announced that you’re not a tax expert, even if you came up with the idea, how do you know you are right and everyone is wrong when you are the novice... not the expert. Which seems to be the M.O. of all the republican candidates. Screw the facts, as long as I believe wholeheartedly in what I’m saying, all is right with the world.
Is this how you are gonna run all your policies. Let see all your experts say don’t drop the bomb. And you say, but I know best, BOOM.. sounds too much like ‘Dr. Strangelove’ for my taste.
Here’s an article I highly recommend. Wanna read more, please check out the link below.
Herman Cain Tax Plan Gets Renewed Focus With ‘9-9-9 The Movie’
Just one man’s opinion.
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011