Friday Funny: Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Tax Plan is Straight Out of SimCity

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain has been touting a plan where individuals, businesses and a national sales tax would all be 9%. Reporter Amanda Terkel says this sounds suspiciously similar to the default settings in SimCity.

Could Herman Cain's mysterious economic advisors behind the 9-9-9 plan actually be the simulated advisors of SimCity?

Terkel writes:

"Long before Cain was running for president and getting attention for his 999 plan, the residents of SimCity 4 -- which was released in 2003 -- were living under a system where the default tax rate was 9 percent for commercial taxes, 9 percent for industrial taxes and 9 percent for residential taxes."

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