Businessman Herman Cain and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared jointly today on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. The two discussed a range of issues including the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, Cain’s “9-9-9” tax plan, and Gingrich’s recent statements on how the executive branch can deal with the United States Supreme Court.

Here is the entire segment with Cain and Gingrich:

Report from The Hill:

Herman Cain charged Sunday that groups sympathetic to President Obama were ginning up the Occupy Wall Street protests to take attention away from the administration’s policies.

Cain, the GOP presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive, also continued to call the growing protests “anti-American” and that demonstrators were merely jealous of those more successful.

“We know that the unions and certain union-related organizations have been behind these protests that are going on on Wall Street and other parts around the country,” Cain said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“It’s coordinated to create a distraction so people won’t focus on the failed policies of this administration,” he added

Both Cain and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who also appeared on the CBS show, also blamed the protests on “class warfare” fomented by Obama.

There will be a plethora of economy-centered topics to discuss on Tuesday’s debate from New Hampshire. Undoubtedly the “Occupy Wall Street” protests will be an interesting discussion among all the candidates.


  1. Cainunism [keyn – yuh – niz – uhm] – noun

    1. A theory or system of economic organization based on a wildly optimistic regard for the fiscal discipline of Congress and the President. Adherence to this theory typically requires the suspension of disbelief concerning the ability of increasing the government’s power to tax, without substantive spending cuts, to actually reduce burdens on taxpayers and to produce economic recovery.

    2. The intentional use by politicians of resonant slogans which obfuscate and distract some voters from the otherwise conspicuous absence of thoughtful, realistic or realizable fiscal or monetary plans and policies.

    Cainunist [keyn – yuh – nist] – adjective

    1. Of, characterized by, favoring or relating to Cainunism; Cainunistic

    In a sentence: “Imagining that a ‘9 – 9 – 9’ percent tax ‘plan’ would not soon be 9.9 – 9.9 – 9.9, then 19 – 19 – 19, and so on, is just more magical Cainunist thinking.”

    Origin of Cainunism: term used by informed voters to describe the economic-sounding slogans that originated from the 2012 vanity presidential campaign of Herman Cain (1945 – )

    Synonyms for Cainunism: 1. Prevarication, 2. Deception, 2. Cozen, 3. Hucksterism, 4. Hoodwink, 5. Sales Pitch, 6. Razzle Dazzle

    Antonyms for Cainunism: 1. Common Sense, 2. Objective Reality, 3. Free Market, 4. Tax Reduction, 5. Economic Liberty, 6. Less Government, 7. Constitutionalism

    • It does very much sound like someone is describing the current presidency and has been so blinded by it that they can neither see nor recognize anything else. As if the current presidency has not built itself on not only ideas that are false but time and time again have been proven not to work.

      So to paraphrase you: Synonyms for Obamanism: 1. Prevarication, 2. Deception, 2. Cozen, 3. Hucksterism, 4. Hoodwink, 5. Sales Pitch, 6. Razzle Dazzle. It is utterly amazing how well you have described the current occupant of the presidency. Good Job!!

  2. Well done Mister Cain!
    An excellent interview with probably the last real journalist in these United States. I like how you handle yourself with the press: confident, assertive and focused without being overbearing.

    One thing though,you correctly stated that the payroll tax (AKA FICA), is 15.3%. However
    you failed to note that 50% of this tax is paid by the employer. Therefore it could be implied that the 9-9-9 plan would impose a roughly 1.5% per cent tax increase on the “poor”. Don’t forget to mention the tax “pre-bate” that the Fair Tax proposal includes will offset this. Under the Fair Tax (phase two) those are at and below the poverty line, defined as an annual income of $23,000 for a family of four, will pay no taxes (due to the “pre-bate”).

    Honestly, I was surprised that the host didn’t immediately challenge you on this.

  3. At this point, Cain in the least disagreeable to me. Several of his competitors are utterly off of my list.

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