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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Whoa - They Are Polling Joe the Plumber

Unbelievable. they are polling whether or not people have a favorable opinion of Joe the Plumber.

This is from Rasmussen Reports

On Joe the Plumber 
Forty-four percent (44%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Joe the Plumber, while another 41% have an unfavorable opinion and 15% are not sure. Among those following the story, the numbers for Joe are 58% favorable and 37% unfavorable. 

On  redistribution of wealth
A majority of those who earn less than $40,000 a year agree with Obama about spreading the wealth around, while most of those who earn more than that disagree. Entrepreneurs are strongly opposed while a slight plurality of government employees agree. 

Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters under 30 agree with Obama’s statement while 33% disagree. A plurality of those over 30 take the opposite view. 

While Joe the Plumber supporters protest Obama

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Anonymous said...

He's a guy who asked a question about taxation. How can someone have a bad opinion about him? C'mon Obama people. Is it that you didn't want the question to be asked? Was the question unfair? Are all questions off limits? This plumber guy is a nothing. Why are you people so afraid of his question?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps because he is a fraud. The whole issue is a fraud and you are a fool to fall for it.

Anonymous said...

"He's a guy who asked a question about taxation. How can someone have a bad opinion about him?""

Well, if he didn't have a tax lien against him, that would help.

RWiley said...

joe the plumber, his time had come
but he really should have kept mum
he fudged his facts
avoided his tax
and forgot to get a license to plumb

RWiley said...

How about some of you republicans read this portion of an article from The Guardian. Let's see if you are smart enough to find any of your dreaded "distribution of wealth" hidden in the passage. If you can't, perhaps a socialist could explain it to you.

"Financial workers at Wall Street's top banks are to receive pay deals worth more than $70bn (£40bn), a substantial proportion of which is expected to be paid in discretionary bonuses, for their work so far this year - despite plunging the global financial system into its worst crisis since the 1929 stock market crash, the Guardian has learned.

Staff at six banks including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup are in line to pick up the payouts despite being the beneficiaries of a $700bn bail-out from the US government that has already prompted criticism. The government's cash has been poured in on the condition that excessive executive pay would be curbed."

Anonymous said...

A fraud, liar and a tax cheat with divorced family values.

He's the perfect Republican poster boy.

McCain should have stuck with make believe alcoholics like Joe Six pack.

Anonymous said...

wiley, I look at corporate greed and wrongheaded taxation policy as two different issues. I agree with you on the business slime, but that doesn't justify a foolhardy taxation policy. And I don't care who asks the question. I'm not voting for a plumber.

Anonymous said...

I guess we need to get rid of all socialist programs in the USA. Social security, medicare, medicaid....actually, anything paid for by taxes.

RWiley said...

"corporate greed and wrongheaded taxation policy as two different issues"

You can't separate the two even with the present tax policies. If you ever ran a small business, you would recognize that the present policies are already very favorable to small businesses.

For seven years with a small business I ran for twenty, I didn't even pay any taxes. I lived high on the hog at great hotels, good meals, transportation and incredible perks. When I sold the business, it was clear, all tax free since I bought the equipment during special government promotions to encourage small businesses. The other taxpayers were nice enough to share their wealth with me.

The first year I declared a profit, they called me in for audit. When I left, they put an additional $84. in my pocket because I thought I was being honest when I declared 20% of a vehicle for person use.
They gave me %100 business use and returned a bit of sales tax I thought I owed. They also encouraged me to save more receipts for meals and entertainment so I could pay even less the next year.

Don't feel bad about poor Joe. Anyone in this country who's been pocketing $250,000. a year from a business has done just fine unless he lived with greed and beyond his needs.

A small business's real problem today is what is being given to wall street by the Republican Selective Socialists. That will determine it's future more than any proposed tax plan that John McCain would use to scare you.

How did I differ from Joe? I had real training, a real license, issued by a real government agency and that allowed me to operate my business. And, I paid my taxes.

Dan Francis said...

A plumber who is not really a plumber asks a "tax question" and get this much attention and fame...

How do you spell plant or set up?

b P L U M B E R ...

Anonymous said...

My dog says he will consider your views. He doesn't particularly like plumbers either.

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