Herman Cain’s Ingeniously Succinct 9-9-9 Plan Becoming Increasingly Complex, Part II

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He will probably keep calling it the 9-9-9 plan, though. Photo: Charlie Neibergall-Pool/Getty Images

Gone are the days when understanding a tax plan called "9-9-9" was as simple as knowing what each nine meant. First, Herman Cain altered the plan to include various exemptions and caveats. Now, due to studies that show 9-9-9 would raise taxes on the poor and middle class, Cain has announced that a 9-0-9 plan — no income taxes — would apply to people at or below the poverty line. And he proposed tax breaks for businesses in economically depressed areas. By the time he's done tweaking the 9-9-9 plan, it's going to be 1,000 pages long. [WP]