Ask the Godfather
It was great coming down to the 19th century charm of the Austin Club to hear Herman Cain address the Austin Economic Club. Mr. Cain does not sound like your average died in the wool hack politician regurgitating the same stale bread platitudes we’ve heard for decades. No way. Without note cards he just got up and talked to us with the sincerity of a neighborly American peer. He spoke from the heart, not the teleprompter. He was both informative and entertaining – with the attention capturing devices of voice impersonations and story telling. It seemed he was motivated not to try and make you do something but to help you understand what he meant.
I also sensed that here was someone made wiser by his own consistent effort exerted through time against difficulties. Here was a man who actually knew how to solve problems, not just roll up his shirt sleeves for another photo op.
“If you have a problem, go to the people who are closest to the problem and they will probably have a solution to that problem. That’s how we saved Godfather’s.” He advises entrepreneurs and leaders “surround yourself with smart people. And remember some of them are smarter than you.”
This short clip gives you a taste of what it was like being in the audience on Friday the 13th of May.
How do you solve America’s problems?
“First you make sure you’re working on the right problem. How simple and yet how universally ignored in American dog and pony show politics. Then he says “Set the right priority.”
“They’re talking about ‘comprehensive immigration reform’. That means they don’t know WHAT to do.” Then Godfather rattles off four steps that will solve the problem. I was thinking that Mark Levin would love this guy.
- Lower the top corporate tax rates.
- Take capital gains rate to zero.
- Suspend taxes on repatriated properties.
- Make the rates permanent.
On the Tea Party and conservatives recruiting minority voters:
- Give the facts.
- Stay involved.
- Stay inspired.
On talking to a liberal (if you must)
Here are their tactics. Forewarned is forearmed.
S – Shift the subject.
I – Ignore the facts.
N – Name calling.
Watch him at CPAC covering this topic. Hat tip LeftCoastRebel.com
A question I would have liked to ask
Mr. Cain, you are the former chairman of the Federal Reserve in Kansas City. I’d like to ask why are you against auditing the Fed? Why shouldn’t they be held to the same standard as any responsible business operation?
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