Sunday, October 16, 2011

Herman Cain?

*  Herman Cain appeared on Meet the Press today.  Here is what he said regarding abortion-

“I do not agree with abortion under any circumstance,” he insisted.

“Exceptions for rape and incest?” Gregory asked.

“Not for rape and incest,” Cain replied. “Because if you look at rape and incest, the percentage of those instances is so miniscule that there are other options.”

Is Herman Cain saying that there are a "miniscule" number of rapes or a "miniscule" number of pregnancies that are the result of rapes?  By saying it this way, Herman Cain attempts to diminish the pain and suffering of the victims.  According to the U.S. Census crime statistics on forcible rapes, in 2009, there were over 81,000 forcible rapes.  That number represents those that were reported.

On his views on Social Security, Herman Cain wants to follow the model used in Chile by a dictator.  Businessweek:

Herman Cain, the former pizza executive surging in polls for the Republican presidential nomination, wants to replace Social Security with what he called the “Chilean model” of private pension funds. Full adoption of that model may push the U.S. deeper into deficit than Greece......

.....The U.S. budget shortfall would rise above Greece’s 10.5 percent of GDP if all of the current payroll tax was diverted into private saving funds, according to Bloomberg data....

Cain doesn't seem to have a complete picture of what all these programs entail.  Besides, the claim that he would run the country as a business or that a person with business experience knows something that others do not, is a big crock of baloney.  Here in Ohio, we have John Kasich, a former vice president for Lehman Brothers, and the state is still bleeding jobs.

Speaking of Ohio-----  Vote NO on Issue 2.