Friday, October 17, 2008

Obama's Destroying My American Dream Too!! (I'm Another Joe Plumber)

I've been married nearly 12 years. My husband is self-employed, and has been since I have met him. He does a variety of things for his work, one is more typical blue collared labor work. We have never made $250,000 annually. We have had to finance some of the equipment we bought for our company, and have to worry about cash flow too sometimes. So really according to Obama, our business would benefit more from his tax plan. "Obama explained his tax plan in depth to Joe Wurzelbacher, saying it's better to lower taxes for Americans who make less money so they can afford to patronize his business." (see:

Maybe now in the situation we are in, we would benefit more from Obama's tax plan since we are making less - but we would be benefiting in the wrong way; taking someone elses' hard earned cash is more like STEALING! That is NOT the American Dream!

But we, like other Americans, have a dream. Here in America you can do anything and achieve anything you want. It isn't our dream to be in this same situation our whole lives. We have plans to work on our business, make it grow bigger and one day maybe be one of those business who make $250,000. Maybe we will, maybe not, it is up to us; not up to the president or the government.

The American dream isn't about sitting around on your butt doing nothing and getting a check. It's about dreaming what you want to achieve, working hard (like a plumber) to make it happen, and achieving the riches that you worked hard for. Obama is telling us, "Don't bother to work hard because once you get to that point, I'm going to kick you down a few notches, take your money and give it to someone who didn't do all the work you did, and by the way you're just a plumber so you couldn't achieve your dreams anyway."

Obama doesn't get it. He really isn't like "us" Americans who dream big and work hard. Obama and his supporters are basically stating any "Joe the Plumber" (who represents us hard working Americans) - will always be in that same situation. There is no way he (we) can get out of it. He laughs and mocks us by saying, “He’s trying to suggest that a plumber is the guy he’s fighting for,” Obama said. “How many plumbers you know that are making a quarter-million dollars a year?” Obama says the words "a plumber making $250,000 a year" with such disdain and contempt. It is as if Obama is saying, "A mere plumber couldn't possibly work his way into the elite white-collar tax bracket that I and my Ivy League friends inhabit. Don't even try it. Oh no, that's a laughable presumption for plumbers like Joe. How dare "Joe the Plumber" rise above his station in life."

Other Democrats have joined with Obama and have stated how impossible it would be for an average "Joe the Plumber" to rise about his station in life and become a successful business owner. Sen. Sherrod Brown (d- Ohio) stated, "The last thing that Toledo's Joe Wurzelbacher has to worry about is the tax rate he might pay if he's lucky to have a quarter-million-dollar profit in his new business, My guess is he needs to worry a lot more about how he's going to finance the purchase of that plumbing business" (see:

Everything is possible that is the American Dream! America supports plumbers and hard working citizens with an American dream! Keep the dream alive and vote McCain for president! McCain cares for you and me, and Joe the plumber!

and from Fox News:

Biden doesn't know what he is talking about. Biden states: "John continues to cling to this notion...John McCain is going to continue this policy, 'If you take care of the people that are doing the best, particularly large corporations - which is not Joe the Plumber, even the $250,000 guy, in fact they somehow think this is all going to trickle down." It does trickle down!! If big corporations do well, they hire more people, they give their employees better benefits and wages, they reduce the cost to customers, etc. If big corporations are taxed more, in the end they have less money and what is the result? Do you think they just pay the increase taxes and take it out of their profits, no this is what they do:
Increase prices of goods
Lay off employees
Reduce employee pay and benefits
Lowering taxes for everyone even the big corporations does effect us and it does trickle down. When taxes are lower, the economy does better. period. Reagan and Carter demonstrated this fact so clearly years ago. I don't understand why this is such a hard concept for the left to get.

Here is the article about Joe the Plumber from "Fox News"

Joe the Plumber Represents Hopes, Dreams and Political Football
Joe the plumber is the nation's every man -- embodying the American dream and representing the swing voter Barack Obama and John McCain want to reach.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Joe the Plumber.

You know him. He's the brawny, bald, middle-class guy who doesn't know whether he's registered to vote by party and won't tell you whom he'd vote for, anyway.

John McCain mentioned Joe the Plumber 21 times in Wednesday night's final presidential debate. Barack Obama mentioned him five times.

While Joe the Plumber could be a metaphor for the state of the American psyche, he's actually a real guy named Joe Wurzelbacher -- and he's enjoying his 15 minutes of fame, spread out over the third week before the 2008 election.

Joe says he just hopes he doesn't embarrass himself.

"Right now I'm flabbergasted with this. I hope I'm not making too much of a fool of myself and get a message out there -- learn for yourself," he said. "You know, repeating myself here, I'm a flash in the pan ... It's going to be fun, then it's going to go away."

Joe Wurzelbacher will appear on FOX News Channel's "Huckabee" program in an exclusive primetime interview Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. The show will re-air on Sunday night, also at 8 p.m. ET. Wurzelbacher will appear on the program with his son and father.

Joe the Plumber has captured America's imagination -- the everyman who still hopes he can be happy, healthy and wise -- and still make a buck. He had 21 reporters sitting in his driveway Wednesday night.

"Social Security is a joke. ... I don't need another set of parents. ... Let me invest my money," he said, adding that he doesn't want his son to have to pay back $10 trillion of debt.

Joe the Plumber came to prominence over the weekend when he sparred with Obama over the Democratic presidential candidate's income tax plan, which calls for increasing the tax rate from 36 percent to 39 percent for people making more than $250,000.

Wurzelbacher, 34, told Obama that he was preparing to buy the plumbing company he works for, and that its revenues come to more than $250,000 a year.

"Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?" Wurzelberger asked Obama in Toledo on Sunday.

Obama countered Wednesday night in the debate that small businesses would be exempted and small business owners would benefit from his health care policy. McCain said Joe the Plumber would do better with his vision of keeping taxes low.

Joe the Plumber is now part of the political consciousness. Press releases from independent organizations cite Joe the Plumber as the disenfranchised voter. His name came up in a Senate hearing on Thursday.

"The last thing that Toledo's Joe Wurzelbacher has to worry about is the tax rate he might pay if he's lucky to have a quarter-million-dollar profit in his new business," said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. "My guess is he needs to worry a lot more about how he's going to finance the purchase of that plumbing business and what his cash flow will look like so long as residential and commercial real estate markets are stalled the way that they are."

Joe the Plumber is a football for political athletes. Joe the Vice Presidential Candidate, a.k.a. Biden, appeared miffed by the suggestion that Wurzelbacher could entertain the notion that he would be better off in a McCain administration.

"I don't have any Joe the Plumbers in my neighborhood that make $250,000 a year and are worried," Biden said. "The Joe the Plumbers in my neighborhood, the Joe the Cops in my neighborhood, the Joe the Grocery Store Owners in my neighborhood, they make -- like 98 percent of the small businesses -- less than $250,000 a year and they're going to do very well under us.

"And they're going to be in real tough shape under John McCain," Biden said, "because John McCain's going to continue this policy that, if you take care of the people who are doing the best, particularly large corporations, which is not Joe the Plumber, even the 250 guy, in fact, somehow this is all going to trickle down."

McCain's campaign responded that Biden can't bully the plumber.

"It is astounding that Joe Biden, the self-adulated everyman, can't believe that an American making less than $250,000 a year might still be opposed to socialism," said McCain spokesman Ben Porritt. "Barack Obama wants to raise taxes and redistribute the wealth in this country because he believes government can spend your money better than you can -- it's not just naive, it's poor judgment,"

McCain added at a Pennsylvania rally that the real winner of Wednesday night's debate was Joe the Plumber.

"Joe's the man. He won and small businesses won across America," McCain said.

Indeed, Joe the Plumber may have difficulty making $250,000 a year owning a plumbing business. Joe isn't a licensed plumber. He told The Associated Press Thursday that he has worked for six years for a small plumbing company that does residential work and because he works for someone else, he doesn't need a license.

He said he and owner Al Newell have talked about Joe taking over the business at some point. And then anything is possible."

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