Thursday, October 16, 2008

More on Joe the Plumber

There's a lot being discussed and revealed about Joe the Plumber on the left-wing blogosphere (including questions about his possible connections to some of the major players in the Charles Keating scandal). Here's an interesting tidbit from ABC news that adds some inportant nuggets of information on Wurzelbacher:

Regardless of how Wurzelbacher would personally fare under the candidates' plans, he suggested to ABC News' Nightline that he is against all forms of progressive taxation.

During his telephone interview with ABC News, the Ohio plumber argued that the government should not tax some Americans at a higher percentage than others and argued that this principle should extend not only to taxpayers at his income-level but also to the world's richest man.

"I don't like it," said Wurzelbacher. "You know, me or -- you know, Bill Gates, I don't care who you are. If you worked for it, if it was your idea, and you implemented it, it's not right for someone to decide you made too much."

So, Wurzelbacher, as it turns out, isn't just some random schmoe who wants to buy a plumbing business but is worried about how his tax bill might change. Instead, he's a right-wing ideologue and anti-tax zealot. No wonder he's so angry at Obama, he's basically a bald, skinny version of Rush Limbaugh.

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