For the past little while, I have been hearing about "Joe the Plumber". I had also heard the left ridiculing Senator McCain about this. Until this week, I didn't know the details on what this was all about. I didn't know that Joe the Plumber was actually a real person until today (you can laugh, here, it's OK!) I thought this was a term referring to a middle class working person. Not hard to tell that I haven't been following this one very well, LOL!!
I found this video which shows Joe the Plumber (Joe Wurzelbacher who is from Ohio) asking Obama about his tax plan. Joe confronts Obama by telling him he is about to purchase a company that earns a profit of about $250-280,000 per year. Obama's only answer was, "We've cut taxes a lot for people earning a lot more money than me." That did not answer the question obviously. It was a total evasion, because Obama was afraid of losing a vote here. The obvious answer is Joe would be paying a lot more in taxes and might not be able to afford to keep some of his employees, or maybe the business itself.
As you may know, Obama has been very vocal about not taxing anyone earning less than $250,000 per year. By the way, I'm inserting an "I told you so here". Obama has recently reduced this figure by saying,
"If you have a job, pay taxes, and make less than $200,000 a year, you'll get a tax cut."
Wait a minute! What happened to his vehement promise increasing the taxes on only those earning more than $250,000 per year??? Then, in a TV interview on WNEP in Scranton on October 27th, Senator Biden said,
"It should go like it used to. It should go to middle-class people, people making under $150,000 a year."
See what I mean about the "taxing only the rich" scheme? Just like former President Clinton, we will all become rich by Obama's definition. As I said in a recent post, history is trying to repeat itself here.
That was a sidenote, no extra charge, but it does apply here. Obama asks in this video, "How many plumbers do you know that make $250,000 per year?" His supporters laugh. Obama also ridicules Senator McCain for fighting for a plumber. The crowd laughs again. Can you see the attitude here? How can someone who works with his hands (eeeyewww!!!) possibly earn $250,000 per year? You don't have to read between the lines on this one. This is right out in the open.
We're not talking about Joe the Plumber per se. Joe the Plumber is representative of the American middle class. Joe here has a dream of a better life and wants to buy a plumbing company. Joe wanted to know from Obama about his wish to tax people more in that income bracket. I admire Joe for confronting Obama directly. This is something Americans everywhere should do and pin him down for an answer to questions about issues affecting the average American for whom the Democratic party supposedly advocates. The results would be very interesting and very revealing.
Something else I noticed here. Obama did not mock and ridicule Joe to his face. He did it after the fact, yet he was cordial and polite to Joe when Joe was standing right there. Talk about being two-faced! Obama can't deny it because he said it with the TV cameras rolling. If I were Obama's campaign manager, I would have had kittens and cows both on this one.
One last thing before the video. Obama asked the question, "How many plumbers do you know that earn more than $250,000 a year?"
(Raising my hand here).
"Senator Obama, I do. Over ten years ago, a friend of mine who is a plumber, got one contract that paid around $600,000 to refurbish the plumbing system in a hotel that was being remodeled. This friend of mine is mostly a 'one man show', employing only a part-time helper. One contract, Mr. Obama. One man. A man who works for a living. Yes, Mr. Obama, it is possible for a working man to earn a good income. What say you, Mr. Obama?"