He confronted Obama over his tax proposals, asserting that the Democratic nominee's plan would tax him more if he bought a plumbing business.
"It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success, too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Senator Barack Obama
It seemed innocent enough, an average American guy exercising his right to free speech, questioning a Presidential candidate. But, the main stream new media went into defense mode, why how dare he ask such a question of the "chosen one". Who does this guy think he is ? And then, the attacks on "Joe the plumber's" personal life begin, sent out as a warning to all who dare oppose the "chosen one" of what will happen if they try doing the same.
In the days since the debate, it became known that "Joe the plumber" is not a licensed plumber, is not buying a business that makes enough to be taxed more under Mr. Obama's tax proposals, and has some tax liens against him.
On Friday, the East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune in Arizona reported that "Joe the plumber's" Arizona driver's license was suspended in May, 2000, following nonpayment of a court-imposed fine for civil traffic violations. He lived in Arizona from 1997-2000.
Imagine that folks, and I heard he ripped a tag off his mattress too ! Who does he think he is !
Asked about the attacks on his personal life by the drive by media and leftist blogs he stated:
"It actually upsets me, I am a plumber, and just a plumber, and here Barack Obama or John McCain, I mean these guys are going to deal with some serious issues coming up shortly. The media's worried about whether I paid my taxes, they're worried about any number of silly things that have nothing to do with America. They really don't. I asked a question. When you can't ask a question to your leaders anymore, that gets scary. That bothers me."
Joe the Plumber
That's right folks, Obama can associate with domestic terrorists and mobsters and we are told that is not important, the issues are, but "Joe the plumber" had a suspended license and was behind on some tax payments and that is VERY IMPORTANT to the media, so important that they report on this more than the issues. Hey, who knew ?