Herman Cain's Commentary Archive 2009-2012

January 1, 2012

New year, new grandchild . . . new commitment to 9-9-9

January 1, 2012
by Herman Cain

I am not making this up.

Our fourth grandchild arrived today! Mother, baby boy and dad are all doing fine.

This blessed arrival is another reminder that no matter how bad we may see things at times, the miracle of life is still God’s most precious gift to us, along with His Son Jesus Christ.

The birth of a new baby is also a reminder of why we do what we do. Some of us run for elective office, while some of us help those that make such a commitment. Some of us build businesses, and some of us work hard just to be good parents and grandparents.

The new year and new babies should remind us all of our collective responsibility to leave this nation in great shape so they can have great futures. Right now we are not doing such a good job with the lack of leadership in the White House and a dysfunctional Congress.

So even though I am no longer seeking the position of president of the United States, I continue to pursue the mission of returning power from Washington back to the people. It starts with replacing our dysfunctional and politically manipulated tax code. You guessed it: Let’s replace it with my 9-9-9 plan.

I continue to receive comments expressing disappointment that I had to end my candidacy, and people’s disgust with the negative and dirty side of politics. But then people also say to keep 9-9-9 alive so we can get it passed.

That’s why this week I will be announcing a national initiative to turn my 9-9-9 economic growth and jobs plan into a national movement by the people. We may not be able to dramatically change a broken Washington from the inside, so let’s change it from the outside.

The Tea Party Citizens movement has demonstrated that we can make this happen, and this new year and all the new babies have inspired me to take on this challenge. We owe it to our children and grandchildren.

The politicians and bureaucrats in Washington forget that they work for us. We will remind them.

A new year, a new grand baby and a renewed energy for 2012.

We will win a victory for the people.