By Erica Wisniewski - 10/21/11 07:23 PM EDT
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Friday that critics of his 9-9-9 economic plan, “didn’t read my plan all the way through.”
Earlier on Friday Cain announced a portion of his plan that would keep those below the poverty line from having to pay income tax.
His critics, including candidates in the Republican presidential race, have called Cain’s plan a catchy slogan rather than a substantive tax plan.
“I’m going to have the voice of the people on my side ... because people understand 9-9-9,” Cain said in response to criticism from union leader Richard Trumka and other skeptics of his plan.
The Tax Policy Center released a report stating that Cain’s plan would increase taxes for some Americans, to which the GOP candidate said is a “lie, L-I-E, lie,” and urged everyone to “take a look at the full analysis.”