In yesterday’s ‘Real Time’ writers meeting, we stared in a sort of bemused awe at a graph of the Tax Policy Center’s analysis of Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” tax plan, which would raise taxes on the poorest Americans while cutting them for the richest. In other words, a Republican tax plan.

It appears that we weren’t alone. On her show last night, Rachel Maddow scrolled through the same numbers that we did, with a similar reaction: laughter. See, it would be sad if there were even the remotest possibility of it becoming reality, but a million of Bill Maher’s bucks says it ain’t.

Since Rachel is on our panel tonight (hooray!), we thought we’d share the laugh with you (chart at 2:30):

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