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Dave Hirsch:

Cain probably is the strongest candidate. Not having been a Wall Street banker (regional Fed banks don’t count -they’re mainstreet’s representative to the Fed, and have little clout), or a politician -he can’t be blamed. Cutting the budget means getting a lot of people to give up what they like (social security payments that exceed what the person paid into the system by a huge multiple, free medical care, and everyone’s pet project). Getting rid of payroll taxes might encourage employment, and taxing consumption might encourage people to cut back (and America is “exceptional” in spending much more than we earn – and forcing the Chinese to loan us the difference).