I guess the point of this whole Joe The Plumber movement is that we should feel sorry for Joe, because once he makes it big and gets wealthy and becomes Joe The CEO of Plumbers Corporation International, Obama and the evil liberal Democrats who look out for the commoners like Joe used to be, are going to make more taxes on his exorbitant wealth and obscene profits that he gets by overcharging for goods and services and underpaying his employees and giving them no benefits or taking their benefits away.
McCain and the Republicans want you to feel sorry for the Joe Plumbers, Inc. of the nation, with their 7 houses and 15 cars. If we raise their taxes, they won’t be able to buy fancier clothes for their trophy wives, or go on as many exotic vacations, or eat at as many 5 star restaurants, or buy more houses and cars, or upgrade their helicopters, lear jets, and yachts. Why should the tax burden not be placed instead on their employees, who can’t save for emergencies or retirement, can’t afford to take time off work or go on vacations, and these days, can barely afford gas to get to work, electricity, groceries, and rent, let alone health care or any luxury purchases?
Yes, Obama does want to “spread the wealth”, by taking back some of the money that the rich have stolen more and more from the poor and middle class every year by raising prices and lowering wages and benefits.
What Republicans and other wealthy folks fail to realize that if they keep underpaying and overcharging the lower and middle classes worse each year, that eventually they will have an actual revolution on their hands. Just look at history. There is a breaking point where people must stand up for themselves and demand that they are given what they need. When things get bad enough, it will finally be worthwhile to the common man to actually rebel in ways much more violent and effective than writing and talking about change and hope, so maybe it would be in the best interests of the wealthy ruling class to make some concessions now, and show a little compassion and sympathy and basic human decency, so that later, their heads won’t have to roll.
Viva La Plumbers!