Herman Cain, Beth Harwell Get TCU Tax-Axing Awards

Herman Cain, the conservative Atlanta businessman who briefly ran for the Republican nomination for president last year, will speak at the annual Reagan Day dinner of the Tennessee Conservative Union at 6 p.m. March 3 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Knoxville.
From Georgiana Vines:
Lloyd Daugherty, TCU chairman, said the organization will present Cain with the tax ax award for his 9-9-9 plan, which Cain described during the campaign as replacing the federal tax code with a three-part system. He will literally receive an ax, Daugherty said.
“We started the ax-the-tax award against the state income tax when we were the only ones opposing it,” he said.
…TCU will celebrate its 35th anniversary as part of the evening, which will include a “Southern Conservative Caucus” of presidential candidates. Instead of taking a straw poll of individuals, there will be a mock convention. Tables will represent states, with attendees choosing a spokesperson for a candidate and then voting, he explained.
House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, will receive an award for a proposal to rescind the state’s inheritance tax, Daugherty said.

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