Friday, October 14, 2011

"Plan 999 from Outer Space" is really from Sim City

Original at The Cain Scrutiny on Hysterical Raisins.

My Facebook Friend Amanda Terkel posted the following on Huffington Post yesterday.

Herman Cain 999 Plan: Did It Come From SimCity?
WASHINGTON -- In Herman Cain's America, the tax code would be very, very simple: The corporate income tax rate would be 9 percent, the personal income tax rate would be 9 percent and the national sales tax rate would be 9 percent.

But there's already a 999 plan out there, in a land called SimCity.

Long before Cain was running for president and getting attention for his 999 plan, the residents of SimCity 4 -- which was released in 2003 -- were living under a system where the default tax rate was 9 percent for commercial taxes, 9 percent for industrial taxes and 9 percent for residential taxes. (That is, of course, if you didn't use the cheat codes to get unlimited money and avoid taxes altogether.)
Presumably, under the Cain plan, disasters would be turned off.
This bit of news deserves a response from Heath Ledger's Joker.

Yes, it's a bad joke, but if it's true, it's on Herman Cain.

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