TAMPA, Fla.– Herman Cain is the only presidential candidate running for the Republican nomination without any political experience, but he says he’s the one with the bold plans.
You’ve probably heard about his jobs plan, or what he likes to call, the “999″ plan, which has some people saying it sounds like a pizza deal. That’s not so much a far-fetched thought- Herman Cain is the former Chairman and CEO of Godfather’s pizza. But when asked about people calling his 999 plan a pizza deal, Cain takes offense.
“It’s not a pizza deal. The plan is a very serious plan. Its not a 999 pizza plan. That just shows you how rather narrow [people] are thinking,” he told The Virgin Voting Project’s Noah Gray. Cain then proceeded to explain his deal.
The 999 plan is based upon 3 economic guided principles, Cain says.
1. The Business sector is the engine of economy
2. Remove barriers that would allow people to take risks, thus allowing the American people to create jobs.
3. Sound money. Stop deflating the dollar.
“Young people should vote and take a look at me and my proposals, number one, because my proposals are bold. We can’t keep trimming around the edges on some of these programs that are going to bankrupt this country. We can’t keep pretending that you can drive this economy with good economic growth with another speech. Young people have a lot that they have at stake going into the future. So, my plans are bold, but they’re bold because this economy is on life support. We are a nation of crises, and I have an approach or a solution for every one of these crises. Or this nation is not going to be the nation that i grew up with to be able to achieve my American dream.”
What do you think about a national voter ID law?
“Now that sounds like something that I could support without looking at in detail and here’s why. If you need a license to get on an airplane, why shouldn’t you need one in order to be able to vote?”
What about for college students not living in their home town?
“If you have the other rules right, you can’t just take that one idea and start doing reiterations on it until you know what the whole package is. I favor more honest elections. And if a picture ID helps to achieve that, I can go along with a picture ID.”