Let's turn a question around and contemplate the answer. If our present system operated on 9-9-9, would you throw it out in favor of the 71K pages of tax code we have now? I'm not supporting or not supporting Mr. Cain's plan. I am saying that the present tax situation needs to be fixed.
Is the 9-9-9 plan perfect? Nope. But it's the only serious attempt to reform a tax code that increasingly works to keep the political elite happy and the rest of the country screwed.