He is Joe Wurzelbacher, an Ohio man looking to buy a plumbing business who came to symbolize the notion of spreading the wealth in Wednesday night’s third and final presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.
Earlier this week, when Wurzelbacher got a chance to speak with Obama during a campaign appearance in Toledo, he told Obama that his tax plan would keep him from buying the business that currently employs him.
Sensing an opportunity during the debate, McCain cited that exchange when the candidates were asked to explain why their economic plans are better than their opponent’s. McCain said Obama’s plan would stop entrepreneurs from investing in new small businesses and keep existing ones from growing.
“Joe wants to buy the business that he has been in for all of these years, worked 10, 12 hours a day. And he wanted to buy the business but he looked at your tax plan and he saw that he was going to pay much higher taxes,” McCain challenged Obama.
“You were going to put him in a higher tax bracket which was going to increase his taxes, which was going to cause him not to be able to employ people, which Joe was trying to realize the American dream,” McCain said.
McCain then looked directly into the television camera and said: “Joe, I want to tell you, I’ll not only help you buy that business that you worked your whole life for and I’ll keep your taxes low and I’ll provide available and affordable health care for you and your employees. And I will not stand for a tax increase on small business income.”
……In one exchange, Obama said, “So, look, nobody likes taxes. I would prefer that none of us had to pay taxes, including myself. But ultimately, we’ve got to pay for the core investments that make this economy strong and somebody’s got to do it.”
Core investments??? I wish McCain would have hammered on that. For a socialist like Obama, EVERYTHING is a core investment, and Americans will be taxed more and more until government controls everything. However, McCain did respond by saying, “Nobody likes taxes. Let’s not raise anybody’s taxes. OK?” Short and sweet… but also accurate. We don’t need to raise taxes on anyone.
Obama’s response? It was, “Well, I don’t mind paying a little more.” If so, then go right ahead!!!
Democrats just don’t get it. Now Obama comes up with a totally brain-dead stupid theory that it would be possible to simultaneously cut taxes for 95% of working Americans, even though 45% of them don’t pay taxes in the first place, while increasing the taxes of the upper 5% who already pay the majority of taxes. If he gets in taxes will be raised, and the middle class will not be exempt.
The Dems not only want to increase that burden, they want to tax businesses out of business.
But dammit, don’t you forget they’re ‘for the working class’.