"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Herman Cain is among the Walking Dead

The Party's Over  -  The Herman Cain campaign now ranks among the political "Walking Dead" . . . who will be the next Not-Romney candidate?

By Gary;

Herman Cain is a nice, nice man.  He would make a good Senator or Cabinet officer.  But he is not ready for prime time in the White House.  In fact, many think he is not running for President at all.

See our article  THE FEDERALIST - "Is Herman Cain running for talk show host?" 

In any case, the Cain campaign is among the political Walking Dead.  The political corpse is still moving, but it is indeed dead.  In time someone will bury it. 

Herman Cain both Pro-Life and Pro-Choice on Abortion:

"It ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president, not some politician, not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn't have to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive issue.  I can have an opinion on an issue without it being a directive on the nation. The government shouldn't be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decisions that they need to make."

Sorry Herman.  This is one of the political land mines out there and you have not thought through your position.

What you have done is piss-off both sides.

9-9-9 turns into shit-shit-shit:

K.I.S.S.  -  Keep it simple stupid.  Words that Cain should have lived by.  Now it is becoming a nightmare for him.

Cain's plan suggested minimum wages block low-skill workers from finding work and proposed that they be eliminated in already struggling areas. His plan also suggested that building codes and zoning in such areas should be reviewed; if businesses can make a case the regulations are hurting the economy, they may qualify for waivers.

FEDERALISM:  Cain is now moving into the area of Big Centralized Federal Government.  The all-knowing Feds will tell local governments what to do on zoning or building codes.  But the Feds would pick and choose selected areas of the country to enforce their will the locals.  Waivers will be granted opening a monster can of worms. 
Cain suggested some leeway to boost economic development. For instance, taxes in struggling areas could be set at 3-3-3 rates, 3 percent in each category.  Again, the All-Knowing Feds will select those worthy of lower or higher taxes.  No longer is this a flat tax.

He also proposed exemptions for businesses investing in "opportunity zones" as a way to give an economic jolt to rundown neighborhoods such as the one he visited in hard-hit Detroit.

"Because you have a lot of African-Americans located in cities like Detroit — disproportionately — it would encourage businesses to stay in business there or to move there," Cain told CNN.

The inexperienced Cain did not watch where he was walking and stepped in it.

In politics you have to watch where you are walking.  Once you step into the political
shit on the road it is hard to get off and smell does not go away.

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