When you start a new game in SimCity 4—a game released in 2003—residents, by default, pay a 9% commercial tax rate, 9% residential tax rate, and a 9% industrial tax rate.
Because Cain’s tax proposal seemingly came out of nowhere, there has been rampant speculation in the media as to its origins. However, when Cain campaign spokesman JD Gordon was questioned about the similarities between his plan and SimCity’s default tax rates, Gordon had this to say:
Well, we all like 9-9-9.
- President Trump has given House Republicans an ultimatum: Pass their health care bill Friday or he will move on to other issues.
- FBI agents posed as filmmakers to talk to armed militia during a standoff in Nevada, then used the footage against two men on trial in federal court.
- The suspect in the London terror attack near Parliament, who was killed by police, has been identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood.
- A lawsuit has been filed against a renowned UC Berkeley professor who allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted a former student and employee.