by the way: the median expected salary for a typical plumber in the united states is $37,514. in other words, the average plumber, unmarried and without dependants, would get a $500 tax cut under barack obama. ($0 under john mccain.)
UPDATE 10/17/08 – say it ain't so, joe!
commenter jeff is right, mccain was talking about joe buying the small business he works for, and the above example would be for his individual income taxes.
but commenters christine, amy and aaron are also right: joe is not a licensed plumber, his first name is not joe, he's a registered republican, he owes some back taxes, and more than likely, even if he did purchase the plumbing business he works for, he would not have to pay higher taxes under Obama’s plan, and probably would be eligible for a tax cut.
more details here.
UPDATE 10/17/08 9:50 a.m – say it ain't so
joe's name, samuel joseph wurzelbacher, is actually spelled incorrectly on his voter registration card (wurzelbacher is mistakenly spelled with an 'o' - worzelbacher.)
wouldn't it be ironic if poor ol'