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EA: Hey, If Herman Cain Gets Elected, Don't Blame His Tax Plan on SimCity

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Did Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain get his "999" tax plan from SimCity 4? Well, probably not, but if he did look to a 2003 urban planning simulation game, don't go blaming developer Maxis if that economic policy fails.

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While enjoying the publicity, it sounds like Maxis Studios' Kip Katsarelis is also hoping that Cain's plan is stronger than the default taxation levels in a video game.

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"Serious lessons about urban planning and economic balance could be gleaned from the SimCity franchise but our hope is that players and candidates are just having fun," says the producer in a statement. "None of us here at Maxis are economists, but if there is a significant resemblance to Cain's plan then everyone should go play SimCity now and see the plan in action. Why wait until 2012?"

Knowing Cain, it could actually be super effective.


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1.) Bill Clinton had our country running well.

2.) Bush, and the whole Bush Administration were the biggest fk ups of all time. Repeatedly inflicted harm on this country and we began having job issues while Bush was president because he didn't want jobs to be available. You want to know why? People like me, who could not seek employment after school, who were poor, joined the Army. The less jobs this country had, the more be benefited from it.

3.) No matter who became president after Bush, it would of been impossible for them to even make a dent on cleaning up the mess he created. They can promise this and that, but in reality it wont happen because of the mess Bush created. Unfortunately for Obama, he has to face that reality and sit back, and probably do nothing because there is nothing he can do.

4.) The next president will not do any better than the one we have now, it will take many generations to recover.