Politics

VIDEO: The GOP Debate — 9 X 85

Last night’s GOP debate was dominated Herman Cain’s gimmicky “9 9 9” plan, which would levy a 9 percent flat-tax on personal income and corporate income, as well as a 9 percent national sales tax, while scrapping the rest of the tax code.

Promotion of and attacks upon Cain’s proposal were so pervasive that the number 9 appeared 85 times during the debate in reference to the plan. ThinkProgress captured every last one of the absurdly interminable parade of 9s. Watch it:

For the record, Cain’s plan would raise taxes on the poor in order to fund a tax cut for the wealthy while exploding federal deficits to levels not seen since World War II.