Thursday, October 16, 2008


I saw this in the comments (thanks Rob K) on the Brit's site and it made me laugh.

It seems Joe the Plumber has been laying pipe without a license.

The infamous Joe the Plumber from the third debate doesn't have a plumbing license. Either does his boss. Joe says he doesn't need one, but
the county Wurzelbacher and his employer live in, Lucas County, requires plumbers to have licenses. Neither Wurzelbacher nor his employer are licensed there, said Cheryl Schimming of Lucas County Building Regulations
Joe is worried that someday, if he buys the company, and if the company makes more than $250,000.00 annually, his taxes will go from 36% to 39% under the Obama tax plan. And it's true.

But right now Joe isn't making $250,000.00 so he won't see an increase in his taxes under the Obama tax plan.
"If you believed (Obama), I'd be receiving his tax cuts," Wurzelbacher said. "But I don't look at it that way. He'd still be hurting others."
Hurting others? Hurting small businesses that make over $250,000.00? And exactly how does Joe think the government pays for the military he's so fond of?
Wurzelbacher indicated to reporters who crowded around that he was a conservative, a fan of the military and McCain.
And infrastructure? And a long list of things that keep our country going?

UPDATE: Thanks again to Rob K for another great link.

No wonder Joe the Plumber is worried about his taxes.
Wurzelbacher owes the state of Ohio $1,182.98 in personal income tax, according to Lucas County Court of Common Pleas records. In January 2007, Ohio's Department of Taxation filed a claim on his property until he pays the debt, according to the records. The lien remains active.
I wonder if McCain will offer to pay.

Photo courtesy: AP


Rob K said...

And it seems like old Joe doesn't pay his taxes!

Anonymous said...

hehe....laying pipe...