They must think that plumbers are somehow dumb and would vote for McCain just because either McCain or Palin mentioned their profession. Like, "Hey, I'm a plumber too so I'll vote for McCain." As if Barack Obama is somehow anti-plumbers. How ludicrous. It's like the old way that politicians use to filibuster in Washington D.C. by reading out of the phone book. So I'm creating a list of my own first after the ones that I've heard from the McCain-Palin team:
Joe the plumber, Tom the teacher, Tito the builder, Ed the dairyman, Phil the bricklayer, Gary the dentist, Jesus the restaurant owner, Christine the florist, Bob the boat builder, Clark the cook and Angela the nurse. Next they're going to invoke the cartoon character, "Bob the Builder." Now for mine: Paul the pot dealer, Funk Master the pimp, Candy the prostitute, Tony the hit man and Larry the Illegal firearms seller. Where's the help for these folks? They don't want to pay taxes either!!
Look, all joking aside no one wants to pay taxes but if you want to continue enjoying the great benefits of living in America than you need to pay your fair share and that is all that Obama is asking. Those who can live comfortably and still pay a little more in taxes should do so for the betterment of America as a whole. We can't continue widening this gap between the rich and the poor with the middle-class fading into the poorer classes. History shows that countries with no middle-class and a wide spread between rich are poor are less successful in many ways:
Countries with a wide distribution of income tend to have more widespread income poverty. Also, social mobility is lower in countries with high inequality. Growing inequality is divisive. It polarises societies, it divides regions within countries. Children and young adults are now 25% more likely to be poor than the population as a whole. Single-parent households are three times as likely to be poor than the population average. In developed countries, governments have been taxing more and spending more on social benefits to offset the trend towards more inequality. Without this spending, the report says, the rise in inequality would have been even more rapid. “The largest part of the increase in inequality comes from changes in the labour markets. This is where governments must act. Low-skilled workers are having ever-greater problems in finding jobs.TPJ: Barack Obama simply wants to return to the economy of the 1990s, which was pretty damn good. Remember those days? We Americans have such short term memory. Bill Clinton raised taxes on the uber-wealthy and our country didn't become a communist state. In fact our capitalist economy boomed like never before. I don't know about you but I want to return to that Clinton style economy and we can do that under Barack Obama.
Btw, recent polls have Obama leading in Colorado by between 7 to 12 points. I'm giddy about my home state Colorado going blue. Also, please don't pronounce Colorado, Ko-low-rod-doe as the media says it. We say It Call-low-rawd-doe. And can we retire the phrase, "My friends?" I never want to hear that phrase again after this election. Thanks John for devalueing the word "friends."
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