October 12, 2011
Herman Cain defended the economic team behind his 9-9-9 tax plan but still refused to name his economic advisers.
“My advisers come from the American people,” Cain said Tuesday night at a debate sponsored by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post. “I also have a number of other economists who helped me with this 9-9-9 plan. It didn’t come off a pizza box.”
The pizza box reference was a nod to Jon Huntsman, who earlier dismissed the plan by saying that he “thought it was a catchy phrase, in fact thought it was the price of a pizza.”
Cain also specifically mentioned Rich Lowrie, the wealth management consultant he had previously cited when defending his economic team. But, as he has on previous occassions, Cain declined to name the remainder of his economic team.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 3:16 am