Herman, if you want this URL, tweet me.

Does Herman Cain think he can outfox the market? Rather than purchase 999plan.com (from me) for a reasonable (though rising) price. He has launched another website with the hard-to-remember URL: 999meansjobs.com. Seriously? When he could have 999plan.com for a song—and some cash? Well, I said that we’d keep putting other material on this site until Cain relents (or flames out). Below there’s our original dog-eating-pizza-with-human-hands video (don’t miss it) and a chart showing that 999 means more taxes for low-income people. (Hey, does anyone have the 999meansmoretaxesforyou.com address?) But here’s a video containing blockbuster evidence that Godfather’s Pizza opposes family values. How will Cain explain that to the social conservatives he’s courting? 

Previously on 999plan.com: Okay, still no offer for this URL from Herman Cain or @THEHermanCain, as he is known on Twitter. (See the back story below.) So I am now adding the below chart to www.999plan.com, which Kevin Drum explains:

The Tax Policy Center has done yet another analysis of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, and guess what? Unless you’re really rich, your taxes will go up! If you earn, say, $50,000 per year, you currently pay about 14.3% of your income in federal taxes. Under Cain’s plan, you’ll pay 23.8%. Whee! And if you make the big bucks? Well, millionaires currently pay about 32.9% of their income in federal taxes. Under Cain’s plan, they’ll pay 17.9%. Ka-ching!

But still you get a dog with human hands eating pizza.


Feel free to tweet me @davidcorndc or to note in the comments below other material that you think ought to go up at www.999plan.com. Keep it clean….for now.

The back story: A few weeks ago, I purchased the www.999plan.com URL. My intent: to sell it to Herman Cain. I’ve tweeted my offer numerous times, promising to be reasonable. Yet I’ve heard nothing from the businessman-turned-pol-turned-flavor-of-the-nanosecond. So for now, anyone trying the 999plan.com address will see a dog eating pizza with human hands. But that may change. This space could be used to post critiques of Cain’s 999 plan. Or, if I get desperate, a definition of “Santorum.”

Herman, tweet me at @davidcorndc. Every day you wait, the price goes up another 9 percent.


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    David Corn is Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief and an on-air analyst for MSNBC. He is the co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, Showdown, Hubris (with Isikoff), and The Lies of George W. Bush, as well as the e-book, 47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video that Rocked the 2012 Election. For more of his stories, click here. He's also on Twitter and Facebook.