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Live Blog: Herman Cain Kicks Off Book Tour in Brookhaven

Join the discussion as the GOP presidential candidate speaks at a DeKalb County GOP gathering.

Presidential candidate Herman Cain kicks off a book tour in Brookhaven today.

The Georgia native will be promoting his new book, This Is Herman Cain, at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant. The book signing is part of a larger event being organized by the DeKalb County Republican Party.

Tickets for the event, which is scheduled to start at 5 p.m., are sold out, according to the organizers.

Patch will bring you live coverage of the event.

Bill Thrasher October 11, 2011 at 05:06 PM
We have about 14 trillion, yes I said trillion dollars sitting overseas right now being protected against a very thirsty and starving federal government. Why not bring that money back without any penalty with the proviso that it can only be used to create durable jobs. Deficit solved, and national debt issues on the way to being solved. This is not a partisan issue. What is a partisan issue is this...the left loves the omnipotence of the federal government. The right loves a very small and unintrusive government. The only given is that we cannot, repeat cannot continue down this road by spending more than we take in. The economy must be jumpstarted by causing hiring,and hiring en masse. Let's bring that 14 trillion back into the USA and watch the US economy take off.
Urbanist October 12, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Tammy, can you give me an idea of what "economic reality" means to you?
Urbanist October 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM
Bringing that "$14 trillion" back to the U.S. (I'd like to see where you got that statistic), wouldn't spur anything but a massive increase in government coffers. It would help our fiscal situation as a country, but would do little for the private sector. If done quickly, it would be highly destructive to the corporations and people that you want to start hiring, in masse. What we need more than anything, is a transparent plan of regulations and policies from our politicians. We don't need partisan bickering that drives us to the brink of default, we need agreement on both sides, and implementation. Many corporations/small businesses aren't hiring because they have no idea what the regulatory or tax environment is going to look like 6 months, 1 year, 3 years from now - not because there's $14 bagoogillion dollars sitting offshore.
Bill Thrasher October 12, 2011 at 12:31 PM
Well said Urban and you and I have much agreement. That figure that I throw about is an average from Heritage Foundation, Brookings and Rand, all in the last two years. It admittedly may be high, low or right on the money. Remember that I suggested that this money comes back only with the proviso that the government keeps its hands off as long as the money is spent to create durable jobs. But alas Sir, you are spot on when you suggest that we have an opaque tax and regulatory system in place right now which scares the bejesus out of those in control of the money. Your points are very well taken.
James October 13, 2011 at 12:39 AM
DING! DING! DING! You win the prize for stumbling right into a perfect example of the fallacy of liberalism. Cain's and the conservative solution for poor people to seek out ways to improve their lot in life for themselves (Oh the horror!). The liberal solution for them is to sit around and wait for the monstrous, wasteful, bureaucratic government to do something FOR them. Now how many people have gotten rich on the liberal plan versus the conservative plan?? Without question, COUNTLESS Americans that started with nothing have achieved great success. Now how many have gotten rich on the liberal plan?

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