“Joe the Plumber”?


That alleged “winner” of the final 2008 presidential debate is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a Republican voter. Per various media reports he lived in Arizona and Alaska; is listed in a Toledo, Ohio phone directory as Samuel Wurzelbacher; is falsely registered to vote as Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher; is making much less than $250,000 a year; has a $1,200 Ohio tax lien on his house; isn’t a licensed plumber; and can’t operate or buy a $280,000 plumbing business.

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After being confronted with the fact that Obama’s tax plan would raise taxes on a personal income of over $250,000 and not on a $280,000 business, he agreed “I would, if you believe, I would receive his tax cut.”* Yet “Joe Six-Pack” Palin and “Straight Shooter” McCain are still using “Joe the Plumber” in their campaigns. He claims that when he asked Obama, “I still got a tap dance . . . almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr.”**

Thankfully, just 18 more days until November 4, 2008.

*Reality Checking “Joe The Plumber”

**Joe The Plumber’s Chat With Couric – Horserace