Joe had no idea that he would become a central figure in the final debates and be used as an example of the middle American small business owner. Forget that Joe doesn’t have his plumber’s contractor license. (He works for a plumbing company under their license.) Or that he owes back taxes. (He probably doesn’t earn enough money to make ends meet, much less pay taxes.) Or that he really doesn’t have a solid plan in place to purchase a business. (But he can dream and plan, can’t he?)
My point is that if I were Joe right now, I’d be ecstatic! Who doesn’t need a good plumber? I’ll bet his business is booming with millions of people who now know the name of a GOOD plumber! His business will likely explode with the millions of referrals from the debates alone. He’ll be able to open Joe the Plumber franchises across the country. Then he won’t mind paying a bit more in taxes at all! Listen, he brought up a good question and he seems like a good guy. If I lived in Ohio, I’d call him next time my faucets were leaking, my hot water heater was taking a tantrum, or my child innocently plugged up the toilet with half a roll of TP. When he sets up the California franchise, I’ll be his first customer!
And I support Barack.