Rick Santorum’s campaign is challenging Herman Cain to name all of the economic advisers behind his “9-9-9” tax plan, calling on the rising presidential hopeful to detail more of the thinking behind his catchy proposal.

Cain regularly touts “9-9-9” as a “transparent” alternative to the current tax code. Santorum’s camp is urging him to make good on that rhetoric and identify the economists who counsel him. Continue Reading

“We are calling on Mr. Cain to release these names – so that Americans can judge for themselves the credibility of the people Cain claims have come up with the ‘9-9-9’ plan,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said in an email to POLITICO. “Right now, the ‘transparency’ he claims to want from everyone else, does not even apply to his own campaign.”

Santorum has taken the lead in criticizing Cain’s tax proposals, which call for replacing the entire federal tax code with a 9 percent income tax, a 9 percent corporate tax and a 9 percent national sales tax.

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