Presidential hopeful Herman Cain has jumped to the top of Republican polls thanks to a bold tax scheme called the “999 Plan.” But it’d be even bolder if Sim City hadn’t come up with the idea eight years ago.
The 999 Plan would impose a nine percent corporate tax rate, a nine percent income tax rate and a national sales tax of nine percent. Those are the exact same rates used by 2004’s Sim City for industrial, residential and commercial taxes, the Huffington Post points out.
While it’s possible that Cain’s simple and memorable tax plan drew inspiration from his years as chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, there’s no denying that Sim City 4 had the idea first.
via Herman Cain’s ’999 Plan’ Looks a Lot Like Sim City’s 999 Plan – Techland – TIME.com.
Letterman just did a nice little bit on this one (I’ll try and find the link tomorrow). I’m giving Cain…roughly until the end of October before he fades back into the pack. Let’s see how this plays out…