Before Herman Cain bows out of the presidential race to take an afternoon slot on Fox News, let us pause to consider seriously his famous 9-9-9 plan. Could a nine-percent national sales tax ever become law? Not very likely, argues Katherine Mangu-Ward of Reason in a Bloggingheads.tv diavlog with Benjy Sarlin of TalkingPointsMemo. Why not? Try asking Grandma what she thinks of the idea.
"It's outrageous what's on TV. It looks like that man is in charge of the country."