Republican candidates’ tax plans may fall flat

photoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – A proposed overhaul of the U.S. tax system is catching fire among some Republican presidential candidates who see its potential to win over voters with its sheer simplicity, but there is skepticism among experts that a flat tax will prove a winning strategy.

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Zuckerman: Social Security Has Reached a Tipping Point

Backed by pollsters, commentators have been busy consigning Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the also-rans in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry may have shot himself in the foot on his debut by being so eager to criticize Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme.” In his 2010 book Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington, he referred to Social Security as “a crumbling monument to the failure of the New Deal,” so it is clear that Perry thinks it needs reform. But how? Clearly he hadn’t done his debate homework, as he wasn’t able to repulse former Gov. …
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Cain’s 9-9-9 Tax Plan — Making Certain 84 Percent Remain the ’99’

COMMENTARY | Shortly after everyone began taking presidential hopeful Herman Cain seriously (just after the Florida Straw Poll) as a viable Republican Party nominee for 2012, his 9-9-9 tax plan became headline news as questions were raised about what it proposed as opposed to what the candidate said it was designed to do.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry to call for a flat tax

photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for a flat tax. Perry told the Western Republican Leadership Conference on Wednesday that he’ll unveil the tax as part of his broad plan to revive the economy and create jobs. He says he plans to outline his proposal in an economic speech next week.

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Occupy Wall Street, Around the World

Occupy Wall Street activists have begun their second month of protesting in New York City and other major U.S. cities. As a group, they have listed no official demands, but they have captured the attention of President Barack Obama and all the Republican candidates seeking to unseat him in next year’s election.
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