"My approach to cutting spending as president, is to do a ten percent across the board cut of all federal agencies, and then ask each of my new agency heads to find another ten percent by drilling down. That's what you do in business to come up with approximately 20 percent cuts for the first fiscal year budget."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Herman Cain on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Herman Cain on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Herman Cain on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Herman Cain on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Herman Cain on Abraham Lincoln
"In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation's seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts."
"The 9-9-9 plan would resuscitate this economy because it replaces the outdated tax code that allows politicians to pick winners and losers, and to provide favors in the form of tax breaks, special exemptions and loopholes. It simplifies the code dramatically: 9% business flat tax, 9% personal flat tax, 9% sales tax."
"I don't have more money. I won't have more money than any of the candidates, even the Republican candidates. We know that already. But we are building this campaign team like I would build a business. And that is, we are building it so far with no debt."
"Whether you were talking about Pillsbury, Burger King, Godfather's, the National Restaurant Association, in each one of those situations, I had a daunting problem that I had to solve. And I used the same business principles to approach the problem and, more importantly, solve the problem in every one of the situations."
"It's time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain't working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job."