Pete Spiliakos is a columnist for First Things.

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Sell High

From First Thoughts
 So Stephen Moore is suggesting that Cain should (will?) drop the 9% sales tax in his plan and replace it with a 9% payroll tax. So we are having a discussion about enormous changes to our tax . . . . Continue Reading »

Just Asking

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Unlike the current tax code, the 9-9-9 plan doesn’t allow businesses to deduct employee wages from their tax liabilities.  Doesn’t this amount to a hidden 9% payroll tax (though . . . . Continue Reading »

Random Thoughts

From First Thoughts
1. It looks like the 9-9-9 plan is getting some real scrutiny.   Cain is going to have trouble sustaining the argument that “Sure the math makes it look like my plan is a tax increase for . . . . Continue Reading »