Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joe The Plumber vs. Joe Six Pack

Mr. Joe Wurzelbacher aka Joe the Plumber became an instant celebrity during the Presidential debate last night. Mr. Wurzelbacher is a plumber who just happens to be a registered Republican conservative with aspirations to own a plumbing business who confronted Barack Obama at a rally about Obama's plan to raise taxes on people earning $250,000 or more. It wouldn't surprise me if Mr. Wurzelbacher was a plant by Republicans designed to show up at one of Obama's rally and confront him about his tax plan. But since I don't have any proof of that, I'll leave that up to the readers of this blog to decide.

Let's deal with some facts, at the moment Joe the Plumber and Joe Six Pack are one and the same. Which means their earnings are between $47,000 and $50,000, this means Joe the Plumber and Joe Six Pack will get a tax cut under Obama's tax plan. So in essence Joe the Plumber is complaining about something that doesn't even affect him, actually Joe the Plumber is complaining about something that would benefit him under Obama's tax plan. First of all, Joe the Plumber doesn't even possess a plumbers license, not only does he need a plumbers license, he also needs to be bonded.

One thing for sure, we've heard time after time during John McCain's stomp speeches and his town hall meetings stating, "one thing I guarantee, I'll make you famous." Well John McCain definitely kept his word on that one, Joe the Plumber is famous now. As a matter of fact, he's so famous the IRS are now contacting him about back taxes he owe. I think Joe the Plumber should send John McCain a thank you card for making him famous.

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