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Scrutinize Obama, not the plumber

Posted: October 27, 2008 4:10 p.m.
Updated: December 29, 2008 5:00 a.m.
 
I read the story that "Joe the Plumber" is not actually a licensed plumber. This guy asked a simple question and now he is being attacked.

I think many Americans are asking this same question: Why should I be penalized for working hard and creating opportunities for others?

From what I know, here is a simple guy, a plumber, that one day would like to be successful. It seems currently he can't afford all the taxes he has to pay, and he didn't know he needed a license to work for a licensed plumbing company. Apparently neither did the plumbing company.

That brings me to one of my points. Nobody knows what all the laws are. We all need a lawyer to tell us what we can do, even if it is just going to work as a plumber.

One of the other points is taxes are already too high. I know many Americans that don't have the money to live and pay taxes. Joe seems to be one of them.

My question is why doesn't The Signal do some reporting? I think everyone wants to know what Obama means when he says he will lower taxes on the middle class. Nobody in the media has detailed this. Why?

I did some research. It isn't a tax cut for the middle class.

It will be tax credits for anyone earning under $70,000 per year. Also if you are one of the 33 percent of Americans that don't pay tax, you will be given cash by the government.

This is what Obama is talking about when he says he will cut taxes on the middle class. Signal, please do a story on this, before Nov. 4.

The reality is under Obama's plan, we will all see a tax increase. Some more than others. Some of these increases are not renewing the 2002 tax cuts. One hundred percent of Americans will see an increase.

Then, the capital gains tax will increase from 15 to 33 percent. Sixty percent of Americans own stock. Taxing profit on a home sale, increasing your Social Security tax on Americans who earn more than $103,000. This includes a husband and wife filling jointly. The list goes on. Signal, please report on all the planned increases.

My question is, why doesn't the media hold this candidate to the truth? Report the facts! Don't attack a simple American for asking a question that makes your candidate look bad.

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