Where Does Cain Really Stand on Abortion?
GOP candidate joins 'Special Report' All-Star panel
- Duration 6:23
- Date Nov 1, 2011
GOP candidate joins 'Special Report' All-Star panel
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We're back with our senator -- segment and our guest mr.
Mister -- a lot of talk about 999 yes and in the last debate.
In Las Vegas you were pressed on this about the national sales tax portion you said.
Comparing the state sales tax in the national sales tax is like apples and oranges and did.
It developed that -- -- asking is that national sales tax on top of individual state sales tax.
As it stands and wouldn't that increase the overall number.
Explain -- for the current tax code is on top.
The state sales tax.
So we are simply replacing.
The taxes raised with the current tax code.
With that 9% national sales tax so yes it is on top but so is the current tax code that's -- -- it is apples and oranges.
The state sales tax has nothing to do it now and then that.
Just like the state sales tax has nothing to do with the current -- -- the current tax code is progressive.
The sales tax in the state is not.
A national federal sales tax would not be he would add together.
So people for example on -- fixed income are concerned about the two of them together and a sales tax well.
They they should be concerned until they learn more about it and secondly I invite them to do the -- for that situation.
The mistake that a lot of people make is they they assume that it does he once asked fit all when you actually in Vietnam was a little different but no it is not correct it is not correct.
To discuss the sales tax in the same breath we're talking about now and then that just like is not.
Correct the talk about the national the state sales -- in the same breath you talk about that 82008.
Current tax so we replace and that.
Taken out invisible.
Total taxes and replacing them with they billable 9% since -- -- but let's.
You -- you are you living on a fixed income you live review Social Security.
And are you gonna pay minimal income taxes -- have a low level of revenue.
Corporate taxes and won't affect you.
But you live in a state that has say -- 7%.
And along comes president -- and when you buy a loaf of bread.
He -- have a seven cents on the dollar state sales tax you have nine cents on the dollar.
Came tax you -- sixteen cents so it maybe apples and oranges but it adds up to sixteen cents if you're a senior on fixed income.
Several several things first of all.
In our Nan -- -- model.
Seniors don't pay tax on the Social Security benefits secondly.
If they receive -- income from some capital gains no tax on capital gains.
Because we put place and all of the holes but he is the one that is the hardest for most people to you really get hit around and I realize this is a tough sale.
But I believe this strongly in the man on -- plan.
That that caught the the hidden taxes and that -- bridge.
-- going to be taken out over time and be placed with that 9%.
Most economists understand how these embedded taxes are gonna come out.
But I understand how people arrest and -- that but it's in essence they're not going to be paying -- -- -- -- Senator McCain play and we're gonna have a deflation.
We'll send that the price of goods are gonna go down and it's -- yes yes the price of good it's gonna go down and they we'll hit it 9% national system.
Save it okay mr.
-- we've heard you clarify your position on abortion I'm stating that your pro life from the moment of conception yet -- -- had previously stated that abortionists decision best left to a woman and her sampling.
Should women be legally prohibited from having an abortion.
-- correct what I say.
That statement what people say it that I say that it should be left to woman was taken totally out of context.
I believe that abortion -- would be illegal I'm always felt that way.
I believe life begins at conception.
Life begins at conception and I do not believe -- -- The point I was trying to make is that legally I don't believe abortion should be allow.
But the point of trying to make if if situation exists.
Where they may.
Consider some of alternative.
They have how -- -- prevent that that was the whole point that I was trying to make.
Has left the woman and her family it -- passed on to the woman Hamlet where what what what -- you describing position reason that they would.
An extreme situation a very extremes involved and -- -- it got it got -- this travel in the first of all these extreme situations we can never say.
Never relative these troops into -- I'll go back to.
Do you have any exceptions for rape or incest -- not have been exceptions for rape and incest nor do not I go back to.
I believe I'm pro life from conception.
Mop up a statement that I may have been taken out of kinds of contacts and out of confuse people as -- -- okay.
Last question quick ones and -- -- Republican primary voters are looking for a -- lesson and Ron -- offered a plan that would eliminate five federal government agencies.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development interior education commerce and agriculture right if there were a president can would you keep.
Any of those agencies he's proposed eliminating and if so why forget -- interior education commerce and agriculture.
-- would be how I would go about making that determination.
To say that he would eliminate those just on the surface I wouldn't say that.
I would use an approach and go into each one of them and be determined which chunks we need to eliminate.
And in some instances -- may not be anything left.
So I don't wanna categories -- go in I believe that's a responsible you go in you look at the programs you make the tough calls to figure out how much it.
But it should be left so that may be some pieces left.
So you could stay and you'd keep them as they are not necessarily not necessarily.
I would approach -- on a more systematic way to determine how much is that how much of those agents is -- cut and whether or not base with steal.