I don't know how wise a strategy it is for Democrats to be on the attack against a working class man from Ohio
The reason that Joe the Plumber got inserted into the Presidential race was not because of anything John McCain did. It was because Barack Obama gave Joe a snarky, communist, answer to a legit question
Joe the Plumber is a guy who is wanting to BUY the company he's been a slave to these many years. So the guy has put some money away and is sacrificing to do it. Because he will be the business owner he may in fact GROSS over $250,000. But here's the problem - he has to meet payroll. Simply cutting the gross in half and now you're way UNDER $250,000 per year. What about overhead, supplies, storage, tools, legal services, accounting.
But under Obama's plan here's what "Senator Government" would LIKE to do:
Joe the Plumber gets called to a job site, standard thing - kitchen sink fix, final bill comes to $100. But now Joe will have to turn around and give between $40-$45 of it away to Sen. Government.
NOW GUESS WHAT HAPPENS.
In order to still clear his operating cost Joe the Plumber now has to raise his rates to still clear the needed $100. So the price on the job just jumped to $180 - nearly double.
But WHY? Joe the Plumber's not making a CENT more on the job but the person who needed to hire him just had to fork over almost twice as much money?
So that Barack Obama can "spread the wealth" around.
So what do the Democrats do on the morning after they wake up and realize they've just spit in the eye of Joe the Plumber, and are now going to make me pay almost TWICE as much for the services I need to live?
Like I said, I'm not so sure this is a good strategy...