Political positions of Herman Cain

Cain in Washington, DC on October 7, 2011

Herman Cain is a businessman and radio talk show host who is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. As of October 25, 2011, polls showed him as the front runner in the Republican primaries.

Contents

Economic issues

Bank bailouts and "too big to fail"

Cain supported the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bank bailouts as a way to revive the economy, viewing it as an investment opportunity for the taxpayers. In a 2008 editorial, Cain wrote, "Owning a part of the major banks in America is not a bad thing. We could make a profit while solving a problem."[1] In May 2011, regarding his TARP support, Cain said "I don’t have any regrets . . . I studied the situation. I didn’t have trouble with the idea; I had trouble with its implementation, picking winners and losers."[2] In October 2011, Cain said he does not believe in the concept of "too big to fail" and has stated that he did not agree with the bailouts of "JP Morgan and the big banks on Wall Street".[3]

Debt ceiling

Cain opposes any increase in the debt limit for the federal government.[4] He was quoted in a July 27, 2011, Politico article that: "I don’t believe the debt ceiling should be raised. I don’t believe the debt ceiling has to be raised...Those are scare tactics. Those are simply exaggerated scare tactics."[4]

Federal Reserve

Cain believes that there was no need for an audit of the Federal Reserve.[5] Cain also commented that while such an audit is not a high priority for him, he does not object to it. He has stated that he finds it highly unlikely that anything would be found in such an audit, as the internal controls of the Fed are extensive, and that the Fed's problems stem from a politicization of the bank, rather than a failure to exercise due care for those internal controls.[6]

Gold standard

Cain supports the Gold standard, saying that abandoning it "allowed Congress to inflate our currency whenever they overspent. Now look at the mess that we have."[7][unbalanced opinion]

Social Security

Cain has criticized the current implementation of Social Security, describing it as a "scam."[8] He favors reforming the current system "through free market solutions."[9]

Several times, Cain has referenced the Chilean model of redoing social security. He supports the "Chilean model" for younger citizens while retaining the current system for current beneficiaries.

Taxes

Cain has supported shifting the tax burden from investment on to consumption. Cain has called for the elimination of taxes on capital gains, and suspending taxes on repatriated foreign profits.[10] He also supports elimination of the estate tax;[11] and in 2007[12] in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee called for the permanent repeal of that tax.[11] Prior to his presidential campaign, Cain supported lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 25 percent.[10]

Cain testified in front of the House Ways and Means Committee on May 9, 2002, in support of HR 2525, which would institute a national retail sales tax. [13] According to the Washington Times, Cain has been known as a supporter of the broad national consumption tax on retail sales called the FairTax.[14] During his presidential campaign in 2011, Cain introduced his signature "9–9–9" plan for a 9% tax on individuals, sales, and businesses.

9–9–9 plan

The "centerpiece"[15] of Cain's presidential campaign has been the "9–9–9 plan",[16] which would replace all current taxes (including the payroll tax, capital gains tax, and the estate tax) with 9% business transaction tax; 9% personal income tax rate, and a 9% federal sales tax. According to Cain, corporations would be able to deduct costs of goods sold (provided the inputs were made in America) and capital expenditures, but not wages, salaries and benefits to employees.[17] Deductions, except charitable giving, would be eliminated. The federal sales tax would not apply to used goods. Cain also said that the 9–9–9 Plan would lift a $430 billion dead-weight burden on the economy..[18]

Cain stated the following summary about the 9–9–9 Plan:

Our current economic crisis calls for bold action to truly stimulate the economy and Renew America back to its greatness. The 9–9–9 Plan gets Washington D.C. out of the business of picking winners and losers, using the tax code to dole out favors, and dividing the country with class warfare. It is fair, simple, transparent and efficient. It taxes everything once and nothing twice. It taxes the broadest possible base at the lowest possible rates. It is neutral with respect to savings and consumption,capital and labor, imports and exports and whether companies pay dividends or retain earnings.[18]

According to the analysis of Howard Gleckman the Tax Policy Center,

When you get right down to it, Cain’s [9–9–9] plan is a 25 percent flat-rate consumption tax — not all that different from the FAIR tax that he says is his ultimate goal. This tax would be paid three times: first on wage income, again at the cash register as a sales tax, and yet again by businesses on their sales minus their cost of goods and services. For tax junkies, the first is a flat tax. The second is a retail sales tax and the third a business transfer tax. But they are all consumption taxes.[19]

Although Cain has spoken about having designated 'empowerment zones'[20] wherein a lower percentage, such as 3%, is paid instead, apart from this consideration, some have called Cain's plan more regressive than current policy, thinking it would raise taxes for most households, but cut them for a majority of those with the highest income.[21][22]

Cain later modified the plan for people under poverty level, reducing income tax for the poor to 0%.[23]

In a October 18, 2011 debate several of the other contenders for the GOP nomination attacked the plan, with candidate Rick Santorum referencing the Tax Policy Center's claim that 84%[24] of Americans would pay more and that the plan would entail "major increases in taxes on people," a charge Cain has refuted.[25]

Some economists support the 9–9–9 Plan. The former Reagan Treasury official Gary Robbins stated that the 9–9–9 Plan will expand the GDP by $2 trillion, create 6 million new jobs, increase business investment by 33%, and increase wages by 10%.[26] Also, Art Laffer, a famous supply-side economist, told HUMAN EVENTS that “Herman Cain's 9–9–9 plan would be a vast improvement over the current tax system and boom the U.S. economy.”.[27]

Conversely, other economists feel that the 9–9–9 plan would not stimulate the demand.[28] Bruce Bartlett of the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations has written that Cain's plan "would increase the budget deficit without doing anything to stimulate demand".[28] However others counter that the 9–9–9 plan is not a demand-side policy, which is currently used by the Obama administration[29], but a supply-side policy, which was used under the Reagan administration.[30]

The Economist criticized the 9–9–9 Plan by claiming that the Cain plan is not a reduction in the current corporate tax, but instead a new value added tax (VAT). The article also stated that Cain's final tax would be a 30% VAT, as compared to the 15% European Union value added tax.[31] The Cain plan would change the 35% corporate tax to a 9% transaction tax, which would be flat except for payroll deductions for employees in empowerment zones.[32]

Cain said the following about the 9% sales tax.

Unlike a state sales tax, which is an add-on tax that increases the price of goods and services, this is a replacement tax. It replaces taxes that are already embedded in selling prices. By replacing higher marginal rates in the production process with lower marginal rates, marginal production costs actually decline, which will lead to prices being the same or lower, not higher.[33]

Welfare

Cain has criticized social welfare programs in the United States, stating that, "Programs today are designed to make people more dependent rather than less dependent."[34]

Social issues

Abortion

Cain identifies as pro-life and opposes abortion in all cases,[35] except where the mother's life is endangered.[36] He believes that life begins at conception. He favors defunding Planned Parenthood, an organization he has referred to as "Planned Genocide" because he views it as guilty of genocide against black Americans.[37][38] Cain reaffirmed his position two days after a controversial interview during which many of his opponents believed he had changed his stance. In an email to supporters He said the following:

The abortion issue is very serious. I believe strongly that this is true, and I believe that you do too.

Because the news media loves to make mountains out of mole hills, I want to be very clear about where I stand on abortion:

I am 100% pro-life, period.

Let me explain. In an interview yesterday with Piers Morgan on CNN, I was asked questions about abortion policy and the role of the President.

If you listen to the line of questioning, it is clear that Mr. Morgan was asking if I, as president, would simply "order" people to not seek an abortion.

My answer was focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to convey.

As to my political view on abortion...again, I am pro-life. End of story.

As President, I will appoint judges who understand the original intent of the Constitution. Judges who are committed to the rule of law know that the Constitution contains no right to take the life of unborn children.

I will oppose government funding of abortion. I will veto any legislation that contains funds for Planned Parenthood. I will do everything that a President can do, consistent with his constitutional role, to advance the culture of life.[39]

Affirmative action

Cain supports ensuring that minorities receive the same opportunities as non-minorities. He does not agree with a "quota" style affirmative action system, giving an advantage to minorities simply because they are a minority.[40]

Homosexuality

Cain is an opponent of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.[41][42] He supports the Defense of Marriage Act.[43] He would seek to reinstate the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.[35]

Attitudes towards Muslims

Cain has made a number of comments regarding American Muslims and the hypothetical implementation of sharia law in the United States.[44]

Some comments made by Cain regarding Muslims have caused controversy. He has stated that he was "uncomfortable" when he found that the surgeon operating on his liver and colon cancer was a Muslim, later explaining "based upon the little knowledge that I have of the Muslim religion, you know, they have an objective to convert all infidels or kill them".[45] Following a number of comments, he was asked in March 2011 if he would feel comfortable appointing a Muslim to his administration or as a judge. Cain's response was "No, I will not ... There's this creeping attempt, there's this attempt, to gradually ease Shariah Law, and the Muslim faith into our government. It does not belong in our government"[46][47][48]

He explained that this came from a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) lawsuit that sought to block the implementation of a 2008 Oklahoma law which would have denied the use of Sharia law in state courts[49] and a Florida judge's decision to use Sharia law to settle a dispute within a mosque,[50] despite the Court's decision not to use ecclesiastical law in the past (see Kreshik v. St. Nicholas Cathedral), and a case in New Jersey.[51] Cain has described his position as being "careful and cautious."[52]

He has also argued that Muslims should be prevented from building mosques in which to teach Jihad unless they have the widespread approval of the local community. Cain campaigned for Muslims to be banned from building an Islamic Center at a site in Tennessee, claiming that it was "an infringement and an abuse of our freedom of religion" and "just another way to try to gradually sneak Shariah law into our laws".[53] Defending himself against the suggestion that this would be discrimination during an interview with Chris Wallace, he defended his position, saying "I'm willing to take a harder look at people who might be terrorists, that's what I'm saying".[54] On July 18, 2011, Cain declared that communities in the United States had the "right" to ban mosques. He justified his view by arguing that Muslims are trying to promote Shariah law within the U.S, and also that his position did not amount to "religious discrimination".[55] CAIR said that his comments were unconstitutional and could give legitimacy to anti-Muslim bigotry.[44][dead link] Southern Baptist Convention leader Richard Land also stated that Cain had disregarded the constitutional rights of Muslims.[56]

On July 27, 2011, Cain met with Muslim leaders at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, Virginia. He also toured the ADAMS mosque. After the meeting, he reiterated his opposition to the use of sharia in courts but said, "I am truly sorry for any comments that may have betrayed my commitment to the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of religion guaranteed by it. Muslims, like all Americans, have the right to practice their faith freely and peacefully."[57]

Foreign policy

Afghanistan

Cain has been supportive of a US presence in Afghanistan and of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).[58]

Iraq

Cain supports the Iraq War and opposes any timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, arguing it to be equivalent to surrender.[59]

Iran

Cain favors a "diplomatic approach" to nuclear disarmament but that the United States should be wary of the Iranian government.[60]

Israel and Palestine

He supports Israel and believes that the US should aid Israel in defending itself.[61] After President Obama said that the starting point of negotiations for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians should be based on the 1967 borders with mutually agreed-upon land swaps, Cain said, "I was shocked at the president's position, and I was equally shocked that he would unilaterally suggest that Israel would move the borders back which they acquired 44 years ago. This president threw Israel under the bus, there is no way around it. It demonstrates once again the arrogant disregard of this president for the opinion of the American people who like the relationship we have with Israel, and for Israel having the right to make its own decisions."[62]

Cain supports the Palestinian right of return under Israeli conditions.[63] He later commented that he had not understood the question while making his initial answer, but reiterated his support for it under Israeli conditions.[64] This led to criticism regarding his lack of foreign policy experience due to his apparent unfamiliarity with the issue and need for subsequent clarification.[65]

Cain was the only Republican presidential candidate at the former Fox News host Glenn Beck’s "Restoring Courage" rally in Israel.[66] Cain pronounced, "If you mess with Israel, you're messing with the USA."[67]

After Vice President Joe Biden said that the Obama administration would not release Jonathan Pollard "over my dead body", Cain publicly disagreed with Biden's stance and said that as a supporter of Israel, he personally sympathizes with Pollard. However, he said he would have to review Pollard's case fully before deciding to free him.[68]

In late October 2011, Cain said that President Obama's weakness on Middle East policies was emboldening what he referred to as the "so-called Palestinian people" to seek statehood at the United Nations.[69]

North Korea

Cain opposes any form of negotiation with North Korea and has argued for maintaining "peace through strength".[70]

Russia

Cain opposed the New START treaty because he believes that the US should retain freedom to develop nuclear weapons systems.[71]

Other issues

Cain in Tennessee on October 15, 2011

2008 presidential election

In 2008, Cain initially praised Democratic candidate Barack Obama, saying of Obama that "His gift is the gift of oratory. That's not just the ability to speak, but the ability to connect with people." He also said that he would consider supporting Obama "under the right circumstances" but only if he made a serious attempt to "reach across the aisle". Eventually, Cain instead endorsed Mitt Romney in the Republican primary. [72]

Capital punishment

Cain advocates the use of capital punishment in the United States. When asked if the death penalty should be thrown away when evidence comes into question, he replied "No. If you do away with it, that will only brainwash people into thinking that they can do whatever they want and get away with it."[73]

Education

Cain opposes federal education schemes such as No Child Left Behind and advocates "unbundling" education, weakening the United States Department of Education in favor of state control of education. He has argued for greater performance-related pay for teachers, as well as for vouchers and charter school systems.[74]

Energy and the environment

Cain favors offshore drilling and supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). He favors allowing consumers to choose alternative energy sources such as solar and wind through the private market instead of the government providing funding and incentives to particular corporations and industries.[75]

Cain's ideology on the climate represents what is termed climate change denial.[76] He has made statements indicating a belief that anthropogenic global warming is a hoax, referring to it as "poppycock" and claiming that scientists were "busted" of having "manipulated the data."[77][unbalanced opinion]

Health care

Cain favors repealing the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Cain, a cancer survivor, also has said that the PPACA would have killed him[78] although there is no mechanism in the reform that would have done that.[79] Cain favors allowing the free market to play the largest role in health care.[80]

Cain supported the 2011 Ryan budget plan, which sought to privatize Medicare, describing it favorably as a "voucher program."[81]

Immigration

Cain believes illegal immigrants should be able to go through the traditional citizenship process but opposed what he has described as a sense of automatic "entitlement" by people here illegally.[82] Cain was quoted as saying, "America can be a nation with high fences and wide open doors."[83] Cain has said that he would favor erecting an electric fence on the United States – Mexico border, saying "It’s going to be 20 feet high. It’s going to have barbed wire on the top. It’s going to be electrified. And there’s going to be a sign on the other side saying, ‘It will kill you — Warning.’"[84] Though he later indicated that his statement was an exaggeration as a joke.

Occupy Wall Street

In October 2011, Cain described the Occupy Wall Street movement as "un-American". He further stated, "I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself." In response, fellow Republican candidate Buddy Roemer defended the protests. [85][86]

Second Amendment

Cain believes that any concealed carry law must be dealt with at the state level[87] and that states have the right to control gun rights.[88]

Supreme Court justices

Cain has expressed support for Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.[89]

Views on sexual harassment legislation

In the early 1990s, following the Clarence Thomas hearings, Cain as the then-CEO of Godfather's Pizza expressed concern about laws making it easier for women to sue their supervisors for sexual harassment: “This bill opens the door for opportunists who will use the legislation to make some money....I’m certainly for civil rights, but I don’t know if this bill is fair because of what we’ll have to spend to defend ourselves in unwarranted cases.” [90]

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