During a private meeting Thursday with Tokyo Tea Party leader Yuya Watase and Jikido "Jay" Aeba of Japan's Happiness Realization Party (HRP), Cain agreed to travel to Japan and speak at events to promote the idea.Stacy you lucky dog.
"I would love to come and address your event in Japan, if that is something that you all would want me to do. . . . I would be honored to do so," Cain told Aeba and Watase, who have organized public rallies against government proposals for higher taxes in Japan.
"We got this idea from the Americans for Tax Reform, Mr. Grover Norquist," Aeba told Cain through a translator. When he heard Aeba pronounce "7-7-7," Cain laughed approvingly.
"I understood that without translation," Cain said, and immediately asked whether the 7 percent rate would be revenue-neutral. Aeba replied that he hopes to get "more detailed analysis," but said he believes the plan would stimulate the economy enough to produce the same amount of revenue at the lower rate. "The Japanese people will have more income and ... will buy more goods, so the Japanese economy will recover," Aeba said.
"I would be honored to come [to Japan] and endorse 7-7-7," Cain said.