Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan A Hard Sell In Anti-Tax New Hampshire
The attractiveness, and simplicity, of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan — a nine percent federal income, corporate and sales tax — has catapulted the Georgia businessman to the head of the Republican presidential field. But for some states, such as New Hampshire, which doesn’t have a sales tax, 9-9-9 wouldn’t be simple at all.
People in New Hampshire, to put it mildly, dislike taxes.
“New Hampshire is definitely an anti-tax state,” says Andy Smith, director of the Survey Center at the University of New Hampshire.
Smith studies, among other things, how the state’s residents feel about taxes. That’s because New Hampshire is one of the few states in the country that doesn’t have a broad-based income tax or a sales tax. And, Smith says, his polling shows a lot of people here like it that way.