(continued from Herman Cain beliefs...) need more than prosperity or even security.
Next, we turn to Herman Cain's platform, including his
economic platform and social platform.
The centerpiece of Herman Cain's economic platform is his tax platform. Herman Cain's "999 plan" proposes replacing the IRS code with 9%
sales, corporate and personal income taxes.
Herman Cain deserves credit for being the first to propose a tax platform
that addresses the need to overhaul the current IRS code, a 3.5 million
word monstrosity, complying with which makes us annually devote an estimated 6 billion aggregate
hours and flood the IRS phone lines with over 100
million questions, a quarter of which go unresolved.
While catchy, Herman Cain's 999 plan is more simplistic than
substantive, shifts the nation's tax burden away from the rich, addresses
neither the federal government's budget deficit nor
America's national debt nor the
fundamental cause of our economic woes (see Christian president).
With respect to his social platform,
Herman Cain is against homosexual marriage but also against a Constitutional
amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. He is also against
reinstituting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in our military.
On abortion, Herman Cain stated that he is pro-life, but also said on a CNN talk show on October 19, 2011 that in
cases of rape or incest:
“It ultimately gets down to a choice that that
family or that mother has to make... It gets down to that family. And whatever
they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t try to tell them what decision to make for
such a sensitive decision.”
When pressed, Herman Cain expounded:
“I can have an opinion on an issue without it being
a directive on the nation... The government shouldn’t be trying to tell
people everything to do, especially when it comes to a social decision that they
need to make.”
After an uproar, he has since backtracked from his statements on whether or not
abortion should be allowed in
cases of rape or incest. Herman Cain also has declined to sign a pledge to appoint pro-life judges and to
defund Planned Parenthood. In conclusion, (continued...)