An entertaining new cartoon released by the Cain campaign on Monday depicts the IRS as a giant robot a la “Wild Wild West” and invites supporters to help “slay the tax monster.”
“But it’s not even a cool monster,” the video adds. “It’s a dorky, mechanical monster, held together with a bunch of tattered red tape and driven around by squirrely bureaucrats.”
The animated video clocks in at just under six minutes, and is the latest in a series of oddball ads from the Cain camp. Others include the now-infamous Mark Block smoking ad and a bizarre cowboy comedy skit entitled “He Carried Yellow Flowers.”
But the latest video is the slickest of the bunch, and while it’s unlikely to win over any new converts, it makes several digs at the Obama administration, saying 9-9-9 would accelerate growth “faster than Barack Obama on his way out of town.”
Addressing the accusation that Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would actually raise taxes on the millions of Americans who currently don’t pay any income tax, the movie obliquely references “opportunity zones,” and other exemptions. For Americans at or below the poverty line, it would be a 9-0-9 plan.
“9-9-9 does include a national sales tax,” the video admits, echoing concerns of many conservatives about the creation of a vast new collection bureaucracy. But “it slices off lots of other bureaucratic tentacles already foraging in your pockets… other than the TSA.”