As you already know, someone who claimed he was a plumber planning to purchase a business approached Obama while he was campaigning. Since that's old news, I'll only review this briefly. (a) he was not a plumber or even a licensed contractor (b) the most he ever earned was $40K and he does not have the savings or credit to purchase a business (c) there is a lien on his home for non-payment of personal income tax (d) the business was not for sale (e) his boss makes about $100K a year which means that the $280K "Joe" was projecting would be more than 2-1/2 times what the current business owner makes. (f) both Joe and his employer would benefit with Obama's tax plan much more than McCain's. This is not liberal rhetoric, but facts stated by economists after analyzing both tax plans.
Just a side note: I always wondered how this "plumber" could be working the 12 hour days he talked about while appearing on TV and traveling around the country. Who is paying his mortgage? By the way, although citizens from around the country have sent this man lots of money, according to news sources, the lien is still unresolved. Joe just doesn't sound like someone I'd want representing me as the average, hard-working middleclass citizen. But, as I already wrote, that's old news.
Oh yeah. Then there's a 2007 civil filing that shows a record for a $1,200 bill owed to a creditor, St. Charles Mercy Hospital. So Joe doesn't even believe in paying for medical expenses, yet he speaks negatively about Universal Healthcare. I guess what he really means is that we should just not pay our bills!
Oops! Sorry. That's also old news. So what's new? On Fox (not exactly the left, liberal media) Joe was recently questioned about his family history that shows he's been on Welfare & Food Stamps. In fact, his family lived on Welfare for some time.
Joe said that "he paid into it" which shows he doesn't understand how it works. Welfare is not unemployment, it is not Medicare or social security. Welfare is government assistance paid to needy families.
Now, if anyone on LP is on Welfare or gets Food Stamps, please do not think for a moment I am judging you. We all need to put food on the table so our children aren't malnourished.
However, what this does prove is that, not only is Joe a hypocrite, but I sense some racism here (and some very poor vetting by the Republicans!) Anyone who knows me understands that I absolutely hate it when a White person (like yours truly) is called a racist just because he or she has different viewpoints. I've gotten into many debates about Affirmative Action, but that doesn't mean I'm a bigot.
In Joe's case, he seems to feel that it's acceptable for him to receive Welfare but, as he put, there's "too much abuse" by other people. I would like someone here to tell me who these other people are? The bigotry is so blatant he might as well come right out and say it.