|Huntsman mocked the plan introduced by Cain and his "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."
But wait, what would this plan actually do??:
Cain's plan has come under fire from some tax analysts, who claim it would cause lower-income and middle class citizens to pay more taxes.
And therein is the lie. You see, I am sitting here with a Domino's Pizza box and lo and behold on the bottom right next to the outrageous price tag is this statement:
Any delivery charge is not a tip paid to your driver. Please reward your driver for their awesomeness. Our drivers are not show offs and carry less than twenty dollars.
Now think about that just a minute. A huge corporation is charging you extra for delivery. Delivery that their employee is paying for with gas, wear and tear on their equipment, and risk to their own lives. Not only does Domino's get the profit from their pizzas but they make a profit off something their employee paid for.
At the same time they now pay less than minimum wage to their drivers while taking part of their tips covertly with a delivery charge. If the costumer tips the driver extra they are being robbed by Domino's Pizza for a service they technically did not provide. Either way Domino's Pizza gets to either steal money from their costumers or their drivers. They get to use someone else's gas and destroy someone else's vehicle and not reimburse them for it and they get to charge you for the fact that that person is paying for gas and destroying their vehicle.
With Cain's plan the working class gets to continue subsidising Corporate America with their consumer dollars and their tax dollars at the same time. So you see Herman Cain, your tax plan does come off of a pizza box. A Domino's Pizza box.