Thread: Interview with Joe Wurzelbacher
#1 Interview with Joe Wurzelbacher10-16-2008, 04:45 PMJoe, the plumber, speaks!
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Interview with Joe Wurzelbacher
At a recent campaign appearance in Ohio, Sen. Obama was approached by plumber Joe Wurzelbacher, who has concerns about Obama’s proposed tax policies. FamilySecurityMatters.org’s Pam Meister had a candid conversation with him about his experience.
PAM MEISTER: You recently met Sen. Obama on the campaign trail in Ohio, and you asked him a question about his tax policies. What exactly was your question for him?
JOE WURZELBACHER: Initially, I started off asking him if he believed in the American Dream and he said yes, he does – and then I proceeded to ask him then why he’s penalizing me for trying to fulfill it. He asked, “what do you mean,” and I explained to him that I’m planning on purchasing this company – it’s not something I’m gonna purchase outright, it’s something I’m going to have to make payments on for years – but essentially I’m going to buy this company, and the profits generated by that could possibly put me in that tax bracket he’s talking about and that bothers me. It’s not like I would be rich; I would still just be a working plumber. I work hard for my money, and the fact that he thinks I make a little too much that he just wants to redistribute it to other people. Some of them might need it, but at the same time, it’s not their discretion to do it – it’s mine.
PM: You’re a plumber, and you’re looking to buy your own plumbing business?
PM: Would that plumbing business employ other people or would it just employ you?
JW: Eventually it would employ other people. Right now it’s a two man shop and it’s got a very good footprint and a very good reputation, so eventually I would want to put other people out there. I don’t want to get huge because if you get too big your quality goes, but I definitely wouldn’t mind having two good plumbers out there with me working.
PM: So a potential tax increase – how do you see that affecting your ability to hire more people to work with you at your company?
JW: Obviously these are hypothetical questions to a degree because I don’t know what the economy is going to do…
PM: Of course.
JW: Essentially what that would do is, I’d have to see how much money is available after everything else is paid, to see if I can one, afford a new vehicle, two, outfit it, and then three, pay a good salary. And if I’m being taxed too much, one of those three things is going to get shorted. One, I won’t be able to buy as good a good vehicle or I won’t stock it as well, or the guy I hire – if I’m able to hire somebody – is not going to make as much as he should.
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10-17-2008, 02:13 AM
Joe the Plumber / Palin '08.:D This guy knows what he's talking about. You KNOW he's good stuff, cuz the DUmp is bashing all over him. Go Joe!"Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
10-17-2008, 04:51 AM
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I can not stand the way Obama just says we need to take your money and and give it to others, it is forced charity.Aint but three things in this world thats worth a solitary dime,
But old dogs and children and watermelon wine.
Tom T. Hall
10-17-2008, 09:12 AM
SonnabendGuest10-17-2008, 09:27 AM
Did someone say "let them eat cake"? :D
10-17-2008, 10:06 AM
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Well darn, "spread the wealth" just reeks of ACORN's bullying tactics against banks to lend to people who were NOT QUALIFIED! I believe Obama was an attorney on one of those cases.
Where's the incentive to work hard ? Work at all?
The Dems attacking Joe the Plumber are attacking the middle class! Of course, they won't tell us what Obie meant by "spread the wealth" ... :D
10-17-2008, 10:10 AM
Poor Joe, they are really going to try and destroy him now
In an interview yesterday Joe the Plumber, who does not like Obama's socialist plans, said that Barack Obama's answer to him about "spreading the wealth" was "right out of Karl Marx's mouth."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkGSqUcX7yoThis is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
10-17-2008, 10:28 AM
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If you're looking for the "Average Joe", this man ain't him.
After making Joseph Wurzelbacher famous, McCain learned 3 key facts -- Joe owes back taxes, isn't licensed and Obama's plan would cut Joe's taxes.
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