A short course about Herman Cain
Herman Cain (December 13, 1945 – July 2020) was an American business executive, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist.
Cain grew up in Georgia and graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelor's degree in mathematics.
He then graduated with a master's degree in computer science at Purdue University, while also working full-time for the U.S. Department of the Navy. In 1977, he joined the Pillsbury Company where he later became vice president.
During the 1980s, Cain's success as a business executive at Burger King prompted Pillsbury to appoint him as chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, in which capacity he served from 1986 to 1996.
Cain was chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch from 1989 to 1991. He was deputy chairman, from 1992 to 1994, and then chairman until 1996, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
In 1995, he was appointed to the Kemp Commission, and in 1996, he served as a senior economic adviser to Bob Dole's presidential campaign. From 1996 to 1999, Cain served as president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
In May 2011, Cain announced his 2012 presidential candidacy. By the fall, his proposed 9–9–9 tax plan and debating performances had made him a serious contender for the Republican nomination.
In November, however, his campaign faced allegations of sexual misconduct—all denied by Cain—and he announced its suspension on December 3.
Herman Cain > 9–9–9 Plan9/13
The 9–9–9 Plan was a tax proposal that was a centerpiece of Herman Cain's 2012 campaign for the Republican Party's nomination for president of the United States.
Herman Cain > 9–9–9 Plan10/13
It was introduced in August 2011. The plan called for the replacement of all current taxes, such as the payroll tax, capital gains tax, and the estate tax, with a 9% personal income tax, 9% federal sales tax, and a 9% corporate tax.
Herman Cain > Herman Cain 2012 presidential campaign11/13
The 2012 presidential campaign of Herman Cain, an American businessman and radio host, began shortly after the 2010 midterm elections. He ran for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.
He remained involved in politics afterwards. In the 2020 election cycle, Cain was a co-chairman of Black Voices for Trump.
Cain died in July 2020 from complications due to COVID-19.
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