Thursday, October 16, 2008

Oops He Did It Again

Another big oopsie for the McCain campaign. Turns out that the much-discussed "Joe the Plumber" from last night's debate who would suffer so terribly under the Obama tax plan? A relative of Charles Keating. I shit you not.

Now THAT is some seriously, outstandingly, amazingly, awesomely bad research work on the part of the McCain campaign. But tell us something we don't already know, right?

UPDATE: Okay, so it turns out it's not the right Charles Keating. My bad. In my defense, the site I linked to is traditionally a Rightie kind of site, so I was rather sure that if they had the story it wasn't "Kos"-type info. Hope that makes my commenter feel better that I did consider the source before posting. :)

Also, for what it's worth:
"In Toledo on Sunday, Wurzelbacher told Obama that he was preparing to buy the plumbing company, which earns more than $250,000 a year, and said: "Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?" Obama said that under his proposal taxes on any revenue from $250,000 on down would stay the same, but that amounts above that level would be subject to a 39 percent tax, instead of the current 36 percent rate.

Wurzelbacher said Obama's tax plan wouldn't affect him right now, because he doesn't make $250,000. "But I hope someday I'll make that," he said.

"If you believed (Obama), I'd be receiving his tax cuts," Wurzelbacher said. "But I don't look at it that way. He'd still be hurting others."

As he leaned against the Dodge Durango SUV parked in his driveway Thursday morning, Wurzelbacher indicated to reporters who crowded around that he was a conservative, a fan of the military and McCain. He said meeting McCain would be an honor but said he hadn't been contacted by the Republican campaign.

So he's not actually purchasing the Newell Plumbing Company and he's not actually making--or about to make--more than $250,000 a year either individually or as a small business (the Newell Plumbing Company currently makes about $100,000). So why the false question? I'm not trying to attack the guy; my initial post was about the ineptitude of the McCain campaign, not about Joe The Plumber. It's just so curious that someone would make up a whole story in a rope line that can easily be proven false...and from someone who currently WOULD benefit from the Obama tax plan! Weird.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just for your OWN edification, it is NOT true that this guy is somehow related to THE Charles Keating of the Keating 5....better check your facts before you post rubbish and gossip. You'll look like one of the childhood "gossip game" participants.