Joe the Plumber!?
As usual, John McCain got hold of a thought and perseverated on it like a dog eyeing a juicy bone. Another sign of his impending senility--repetition
"Joe the Plumber will have to pay more taxes."
"Joe the Plumber works 7 days a week, 12 hours a day."
"Joe the Plumber deserves fair treatment."
"Joe the Plumber is my friend."
"Joe the Plumber is America."
Here's my take on it.
If Joe the Plumber can afford to buy a business that will pay him more than $250,000 a year, fuck him, he needs to pay more taxes.
Besides, has anyone actually hired a plumber lately?
Those motherfuckers charge more than a neurosurgeon would just to snake the damn hair out of your shower drain.
I have a plan for Joe the Plumber.
Charge your customers less and make less than a quarter mil a year and you'll pay fewer taxes, you greedy bald-headed shitty booted bastard!
If you pay me $250,000 a year, please IRS, help yourself to 50 percent of my income. That leaves me $125,000 a year and that's enough to live a very comfortable lifestyle, even with kids, a mortgage and two car payments.
Once again, McCain chose to harp on an unsympathetic character. Rich plumbers will not play well with educated professionals like architects, lawyers, accountants, educators, the clergy, musicians, artists, nurses and even most politicians.
For him to make the first quarter of the debate all about Joe the rich fucking plumber shows he's totally out of touch.
Oh, and John, plumbers DO NOT work 7 days a week.
Not unless you pay them triple, you senile, filthy rich motherfucker.