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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain laughs with Earle Gregory while touring the Next Innovation Center in Greenville, S.C., Wednesday, June 29, 2011.  (AP Photo/The Greenville News, Bart Boatwright) Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain laughs with Earle Gregory while touring the Next Innovation Center in Greenville, S.C., Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (AP Photo/The Greenville News, Bart Boatwright)  

Herman Cain unveils economic plan

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Herman Cain announced an economic plan Wednesday that includes eliminating taxes on capital gains.

The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza turned presidential candidate, known for usually speaking in generalities when it comes to policy, came out with the plan while stumping in South Carolina.

“The capital gains tax represents a wall between people with money and people with ideas,” Cain said. “And people with ideas are the catalyst for new businesses and new job growth.”

Cain said this would also encourage companies to “invest in worker training programs, new equipment and emerging technologies.”

Cain’s “Economic Vision: Jobs for America” plan also includes lowering the top corporate and personal income tax rates to a maximum of 25 percent.

He also proposes forming a commission to review and possibly eliminate government regulations. Cain claims his plan would cut the unemployment rate in half. (Romney leads Bachmann, rising in NH)

“We will continue to roll out parts of his plan over time across the country, with each city having significance pertinent to a particular industry or portion of his economic plan,” said Ellen Carmichael, a spokeswoman for Cain. “We chose Greenville to draw attention to the friendly business climate of South Carolina and how federal interference, most recently with the NLRB, impedes job creation.”

Cain’s business experience also includes serving on the board of directors for seven corporations and leading the National Restaurant Industry, his campaign said.

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  • Cpat

    In 2009, federal corporate tax receipts only amounted to $115billion, about one fifth of what the defense department spends.

    • OldNavyChief

      And your point is?

      • Texas Chris

        Point is that maybe we should think about cutting back the empire a bit. Like, say 90% or so. You know, follow the constitution, leave people alone, live within our means. Hell, maybe save a little bit for retirement…?

        Ahhh, the American dream!

        • spanky

          Say what? FOllow the constitution? According to Time, its worthless….so there!

        • BigRmv

          TexasChris, are you high? Save for our OWN retirement? Spend only what we make? That’s like saying we should put money away for a rainy day and provide our own healthcare!

          It’s thoughts of facing a world like that which distract Obama during his backswing.

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