Do you know a plumber who makes over $250,000 a year?

October 26, 2008 10:17am CST
Well since the presidential election is coming to a close in about a week i keep hearing John McCain refer to "Joe the plumber" and how Barack Obama will "spread the wealth around". I want to know if you are a plumber or know of a plumber who makes more than $250,000 a year. I myself don't believe a plumber can make $250,000 in a year. What do you think? Is it possible for a plumber to make $250,000 in a year?
1 response
@tdavis (117)
• United States
26 Oct 08
First off we need to get the fact straight. What Joe said was, he was thinking of buying a plumbing business and would make over 250,000.00 a year, would he be taxed under Obama's plan. Now if my memory serves me correctly Obama never directly said yes or no. He began by saying that Joe's taxes might be higher and that he (Obama) was concerned about the people behind Joe, so he would take that money from Joe and spread it around where it would do more good. Since then, Joe has explained that, the owner of the plumbing company that Joe works for had offered to let Joe buy the business, if my memory is correct Joe is in the process of getting either his plumbing or contractors license. Now, even more important than the spreading our money around statement is what happened next. Joe's life was investigated and spread all over the media in order to discredit Joe. If Joe had sought Obama out, and had planned the incident then investigate away. But to attempt to slander a guy because he asked a question and you made a mistake by giving him a real answer, when you walked into his neighborhood wanting to talk with people. Also since were on this topic, with in the last several years polticians have made gaffs that tend to show their real agenda. Senator Mosley-Braum said she wanted to socialize the oil companies then said take them over. Reed and Polosey want the goverment to take care of Jobs, health care and financial institutions. We are to get permission from the UN and the Central Banks before we do anything. An as once was said, when a majority of people realize that they can vote themselves money from the treasury, we are doomed and will not survive as a Democratic republic. Last numbers I heard was 40% of the people will get income tax returns from the federal goverment that they never paid into. Sorry, I got off track, but we are facing a new era that I believe is moving us closer and closer to socialism and then its one short step to communism.
• Canada
26 Oct 08
I enjoy your facts and your stand. Everyone has their opinion on the future i respect your feelings towards this growing issue in the U.S.