Joe the plumber! Joe the plumber! You're either getting tired of hearing about him or you can't get enough. The reason he's an instant sensation in the closing weeks of this campaign is that his encounter with Barack Hussein Obama gave us a direct insight into who and what Obama really is.
After Joe expressed his concern that Obama's tax plan would take money away from Joe's plan to buy and then grow a business "The One" tripped up and revealed his goal was to "spread the wealth around."
In a Gallup Poll last June, the American people overwhelmingly rejected income redistribution by 84%. Even 77% of Democrats disagreed with the idea that income redistribution was a good idea.
In the campaign voters need to ask themselves whether they want Washington politicians to take more and more of their hard earned money and toss it down a bureaucratic rat hole or whether they want to keep that money so they can hire more workers, buy more equipment and increase the wealth of everyone the old-fashioned way: by creating opportunity, not another handout!
The Obama campaign's reaction to Joe the Plumbers sudden burst on the scene has been to smear and besmirch Joe's reputation. Aided by a "news" media that seems more interested in Joe's back taxes than they do in how many police stations Obama's friend William Ayers bombed, Obama has resorted to the politics of personal destruction directed not at another politician (like Sarah Palin) but at a private citizen.
The same people who demand civil liberties for terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba seem eager and willing to destroy a hardworking middle class American.
Skye shared with us this video of Obama belittling Joe in a recent stump speech.
McCain Fires Back
John McCain's RemarksMcCain expressed similar views the day before in Florida:
For Rally in Concord, North Carolina
Oct. 18, 2008
Now, Joe didn't ask for Senator Obama to come to his house, and he didn't ask to be famous. He certainly didn't ask for the political attacks on him from the Obama campaign. Joe's dream is to own a small business that will create jobs in his community, and the attacks on him are an attack on small businesses all over the country that employ 84% of Americans. We learned more about Senator Obama's plans from Joe's question than we've learned in months of speeches by Senator Obama.
We learned that Senator Obama's economic goal is, as he told Joe, is to quote "spread the wealth around." He believes in redistributing wealth, not in policies that grow our economy and create jobs and opportunities for all Americans. This explains some big problems with my opponent's claim that he will cut income taxes for 95 percent of Americans. You might ask: How do you cut income taxes for 95 percent of Americans, when more than 40 percent pay no income taxes right now? How do you reduce the number zero?
Well, that's the key to Barack Obama's whole plan: Since you can't reduce taxes on those who pay zero, the government will write them all checks called a tax credit. And the Treasury will have to cover those checks by taxing other people, including a lot of folks just like Joe. In other words, Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on some in order to give checks to others is not a tax cut; it's just another government giveaway.
The Obama tax increase would come at the worst possible time for America, and especially for small businesses like the one Joe dreams of owning. The small businesses Senator Obama would tax provide 16 million jobs in America. And a sudden tax hike will kill some of those jobs at a time when need to be creating more jobs. I'm not going to let that happen.
America has an alternative to the phony tax cut my opponent started talking about only months ago. The McCain-Palin tax cut is the real thing. We're going to double the child deduction for every family. We will cut the capital gains tax. And we will cut business taxes to help create jobs, and keep American businesses in America.
As Joe has now reminded us all, America didn't become the greatest nation on earth by giving our money to the government to "spread the wealth around." In this country, we believe in spreading opportunity, for those who need jobs and those who create them. And that is exactly what I intend to do as President of the United States.
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