Thursday, October 16, 2008

J The P

Joe the Plumber, Superstar.

In Toledo on Sunday, Wurzelbacher told Obama that he was preparing the company, which earns more than $250,000 a year, and said: "Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?"

Barack slipped up while trying to ingratiate himself to Joe on Sunday, and told the truth about his tax plan to a working guy who wants to buy a business. It's not a tax cut, it's income redistribution - on the back of a plumber.

Obama said that under his proposal taxes on any revenue from $250,000 on down would stay the same, but that amounts above that level would be subject to a 39 percent tax, instead of the current 36 percent rate.

Unfortunately, McCain did a ham handed job of using that stick on Barack last night. But he did manage to make Joe the star of the night.

"And the reason why we're doing that is because 95 percent of small businesses make less than 250 (thousand). So what I want to do is give them a tax cut. I want to give all these folks who are bus drivers, teachers, auto workers who make less, I want to give them a tax cut," he said.

Wurzelbacher protested, saying he's been a hardworking plumber for 15 years and why should he be taxed more.

The truth is now there for the country to see. McCain will have to focus hard on this over the next 19 days.

"It's not that I want to punish your success," Obama said. "I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you that they've got a chance at success, too."

At a later point in the discussion, Obama said: "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody. But listen, I respect what you do and I respect your question, and even if I don't get your vote, I'm still gonna be working hard on your behalf because small businesses are what creates jobs in this country and I want to encourage it."

So Barack sees Joe Wurzelbacher as one of the rich guys who's wealth needs to be redistributed.


Yankeegal said...

I love this guy!! Too bad 30 lawyers are about to descend into his neighborhood, go thru his trash in an attempt to discredit him. And Bill Ayers-barely a mention!

Anonymous said...

They already did...bottom feeders