Friday, October 31, 2008

Really, Joe?

Here's a quick Friday post, my response to some random person on a friend's Facebook page about this dumb Joe the Plumber nonsense. I've changed the poster's name to protect him from further ridicule....

Original statement by my observant friend...

Record profits for Exxon Mobile. We should give them a tax cut cause they need it, as McCain suggests. Maybe they will grace us with some good trickle down wealth?

"Fan of regular-Joe caricatures and plumbers" at 9:14am October 31

PLUMBER: “Your new tax plan is going to tax me more. Isn’t it?”

OBAMA: “It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

Spread it to WHO? Ladies and Gentlemen, the last time I checked, this strategy was defined as Socialism!

Will Hill at 1:02pm October 31

Well... In Alaska for decades every citizen has received annual dividend checks from oil profits. I wonder if Joe and Sarah also believe that to be socialist....

No "spreading of wealth" unless it's in Alaska? Funny :-)

Trick-or-treating might actually be more profitable than trickle down trickonomics.

Tax breaks for big corporations do not directly result in more jobs (the theory itself is an indirect possibility at best). Exhibit A - executive salaries, Exhibit B - the George W. Bush corporate tax cuts have increased jobs by exactly how much?...

By the way Joe actually makes $40K per year and every analyst agrees he'd benefit from Obama's tax plan. I know Joe's looking for any reason not to like Obama but these aren't very intelligent ones.

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