Federal Reserve Board nominee Stephen Moore on Sunday defended fellow nominee Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 tax plan.
During an interview on Fox News, host Leland Vittert challenged Moore on his claim that there is “nobody more qualified” than Cain to sit on the Fed Board.
“Really?” the Fox News host asked. “You can’t think of a single other person in America?”
“What I meant to say, both my choice and Herman Cain’s choice is unconventional,” Moore agreed. “We’ll both — we’ll probably go over there [to the Fed] and we’ll be thinking outside the box. And what’s wrong with that?”
“You’re a little bit more in the river banks than [Herman Cain’s] 9-9-9 [tax plan],” Vittert said.
“I think 9-9-9 is a cool plan,” Moore replied. “But here’s the point. Why does it have to be that you have to have all these Ph.D. economists over at the Federal Reserve? They’re the same people that made the mistake in December in raising the rates.”
Cain first outlined his 9-9-9 tax plan while running for president in the 2012 election. Under the proposal, would set the taxes on corporate and individual income at 9%. The plan would have also added a 9% national sales tax.
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids
Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.
"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.
The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.
Border Patrol blocking Americans from donating toothbrushes and diapers for detained children
On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys.
About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal of donating their goods. Savage said he and his friends had read an article from The New York Times detailing chaos, sickness and filth in the overcrowded facility, and they wanted to help.
But when they arrived, they found that the lobby was closed. The few Border Patrol agents — Savage said there were between eight and 10 of them — moving in and out of a parking facility ignored them.
Michael Flynn’s legal team is making bizarre moves — signaling he’s still hoping for a Trump pardon
When disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn recently hired a new firebrand lawyer, Sidney Powell, it suggested he could be maneuvering to change his legal strategy.
And on Monday, new signs emerged that his legal team is looking to shake things up. Flynn had another status hearing on Monday before Judge Emmet Sullivan as he awaits sentencing for charges brought by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In the hearing on Monday, Powell, who had been publicly critical of the Russia investigation before joining Flynn’s team, requested a security clearance to review documents in the case. This was a surprising move, because the government said that there was no classified information in the documents it had turned over to the defense.