The makers of SimCity are grabbing a little spotlight over Herman Cain's controversial "9-9-9" tax plan, the Huffington Post reports. While Cain swears he didn't take the idea from the video game, Electronic Arts is temporarily dropping the price of SimCity games online to $9.99 to highlight the link. EA has also produced an animated video showing Cain as he comes up with his tax plan under the message, "Not so fast, Mr. Cain."
The video goes on to say, "No, Mr. Cain. The 9-9-9 is a video game plan." While a honky-tonk fiddle plays over the echoing repetition of "9... 9... 9... 9...," Cain is seen avidly playing a video game. But EA claims they're just "having fun with this possible connection and have created this video in good natured fun." Interviewed last week by Rachel Maddow, Cain defended "9-9-9" as an original plan, and called the purported SimCity connection "a lie"—four times. (Click through to see HuffPo originally point out the "9-9-9" similarity to SimCity.)