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9-9-9 is from SIM CITY 4!

"Some people will pay more. But most people will pay less," said the former Godfather’s Pizza executive and a former chairman of the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City when pressed by host David Gregory about the effects of his tax plan.

Cain said the biggest appeal of his plan is its simplicity. The plan calls for a 9% personal income tax, a 9% corporate tax, and a 9% federal sales tax.

Video game enthusiasts have pointed out that Cain’s plan is the same tax schedule used in the computer game SimCity 4.


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According to Kotaku, the default tax settings in Sim City 4 match Cain's plan exactly. Cain claims that his tax plan was developed by Rich Lowrie, who is "not much of a gamer," but the similarities are hard to ignore. EA and Maxis have both explained that they are not going to be endorsing any presidential candidates, but they're enjoying the added publicity. According to EA, "Serious lessons about urban planning and government could be gleaned from the Sim City franchise." The number one thing I learned about running a city from Sim City? Natural disasters are the best part.