Huntsman: I thought '9-9-9' was pizza price

AP News
Posted: Oct 11, 2011 8:45 PM
Huntsman: I thought '9-9-9' was pizza price

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says he first thought rival Herman Cain's "9-9-9" tax plan was a pizza price, not a real economic proposal.

Utah's former governor said during Monday's candidates' debate that he isn't open to Cain's plan to replace the current tax code with a national 9 percent sales tax, 9 percent income tax and a 9 corporate tax. Huntsman says he needs something "doable, doable, doable" over the "9-9-9" idea.

Huntsman says Cain's proposal is "a catchy phrase. I thought it was the price of a pizza when I first heard it."

Cain is the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza. He says his proposal would be easier, fairer and would cut taxes for Americans.