Bachmann: Cain 9-9-9 idea a tax, not jobs, plan

October 11, 2011 - 9:25 PM
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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks at a presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Melina Mara, Pool)

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential primary candidate Michele Bachmann is joking that when rival Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan, when turned on its head, represents the Devil.

Bachmann joked that the mirror of 9-9-9 looks like 6-6-6, Satan's number, during Tuesday night's debate. She says "the Devil's in the details" with his economic plan and isn't a viable option.

The Minnesota congresswoman says that Cain's proposal is not a jobs plan, but rather a tax plan.

Cain is a Georgia business executive who has never held elective office. He's has proposed replacing the current tax code with a 9 percent sales tax, a 9 percent corporate tax and a 9 percent income tax.

The candidates made their comments during the Bloomberg-Washington Post Republican presidential primary debate at Dartmouth College.