In Toledo on Sunday, Wurzelbacher told Obama that he was preparing the company, which earns more than $250,000 a year, and said: "Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?"
Obama said that under his proposal taxes on any revenue from $250,000 on down would stay the same, but that amounts above that level would be subject to a 39 percent tax, instead of the current 36 percent rate.
"And the reason why we're doing that is because 95 percent of small businesses make less than 250 (thousand). So what I want to do is give them a tax cut. I want to give all these folks who are bus drivers, teachers, auto workers who make less, I want to give them a tax cut," he said.
Wurzelbacher protested, saying he's been a hardworking plumber for 15 years and why should he be taxed more.
"It's not that I want to punish your success," Obama said. "I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you that they've got a chance at success, too."At a later point in the discussion, Obama said: "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Scary stuff, don't you agree? I mean, this is blatant socialism.
And it gets even better! Check out what this letter writer had to say in the October 20th edition of the Detroit Free Press:
What do the media do? They go after Joe the Plumber, investigating his personal information regarding income, tax status, and whether he has a plumber's license.
This sends a pretty scary message to those of us who want answers from our politicians: Ask the wrong question and you may become a target of the media.And another wrote:
As soon as Joe the Plumber (Samuel Wurzelbacher) disagreed with the policies of the media's anointed president (Barack Obama), the witch hunt began. Editors across the nation sent out their minions to dig up any dirt they could find out about Joe. It didn't take long.
Some may disagree with my opinion that the vetting process by the media has been somewhat harsher on Sarah Palin than of Sen. Obama. However, when did the media start vetting American citizens because of their opinions? To publicly embarrass Wurzelbacher and his family is far beyond disgraceful.And this from Rush Limbaugh: So, the Obama campaign hasn't found anything substantive on Joe the Plumber. The fact that they are looking is an outrage. He's a private citizen. Folks, I advise this once. I want you to do this in the next week. Rent the movie "The Lives of Others" about East Germany in the eighties. Rent the movie "The Lives of Others" to find out what happens, what it's like when a government (or a campaign) keeps track of and investigates private citizens.
By the way, the Free Press announced this past Sunday (Oct. 19) that it endorses Obama for president. Anyone surprised? They based their decision on, ahem, "sound judgment." Oh, I'm sure they put a lot of thought into it. Endorsing someone who has pretty much done nothing. Really. What has he done? Oh, that's right, he speaks for (socialist) "change."
(here's a great article about newspaper endorsements
And here is one of the scariest editorials I've ever seen - look at the flippant way this so-called columnist calls those who disagree with her and Obama racists:
What a sad state in which we live.
I fear for the future of this country should Obama make it to the presidency.