Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama tax cut for Joe the plumber?

Guess what? It appears that, not only would Joe the plumber not pay much in taxes under the Obama plan, but that it's far more likely he would see a nice fat tax cut under Obama's plan:

ABC News' Chris Bury is outside Toledo, near the home of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka "Joe the Plumber," and reports that Wurzelbacher -- such a key part of Sen. John McCain's critique of Sen. Barack Obama's economic proposals -- acknowledged that he wants to purchase the plumbing business for $250-280,000, not that he would net that much in profits.

He would make much less, he said.

Which would seem to indicate that he would be eligible for an Obama tax cut, not that he would be subject to the tax increase from 36% to 39% Obama would impose on those making more than $200,000 per person, or $250,000 per family.


Wurzelbacher this morning told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he was talking about, in Diane's words, the prospect, the hope that someday he would make $250,000.

So, in other words, Joe was just fantasizing about paying more under Obama, and that got hiim all hot under the collar, even though in the real world he would, in fact, pay less taxes than under McCain.

It's looking more and more like this guy's just a shill.

Oh yeah, guess what else: Joe the plumber doesn't even have a plumbing license.


Anonymous said...

He works for someone else. Who give a shit if he has a license? eager to find something...anything to shoot down a legitimate concern about BO's socialist plans.

Anonymous said...

Let's assume you are right that Joe is a shill. Are you saying that makes all of Obama's tax increases disappear? That there are no other small businesses being exposed to these new taxes? Come on!

It's no just the corporate income tax that Obama is raising. He is increasing Social Security taxes and capital gains taxes too.

But don't worry about it. I'm sure you can get a job from the poor person down the street.