Who Will Save Our Economy? Americans Want to Know…
Are you a business owner? If so, as business owners, we need to vote our values, select a president that will help aid our ailing economy, and protect us business owners. Did you watch the debate last night? Joe the Plumber was the star of presidential debate. He was mentioned over twenty times throughout the debate. Here is a guy who last weekend showed up to meet Barrack Obama in his small town of Holland, Ohio and became an overnight celebrity. Joe, a tall, bald man who happened to be a plumber has become a household name. “Joe the Plumber” asked Obama if he believed in the American Dream. Joe, like many, has the dream of someday making more than $250,000 a year. Joes’ primary concern is what happens when he achieves the American Dream? Is Obama going to penalize him? The answer? A resounding YES!
ABC News spoke to Joe and confirmed Joe is currently making less than $250,000 (Obama’s magic number). Joe is concerned about his future. What happens when my business takes off? What happens when I am successful?
Today he was asked at what level it would be fair to pay higher taxes? What if he was making a million or five million a year? I love his response: “Quite honestly why should we be penalized for being successful. I mean that’s what you’re telling me? That’s wrong. Because you’re successful you have to pay more than everyone else? We all live in this country and have basic rights. Obama wants to take that right and penalize me for it? That’s what it comes down to. It’s a very socialist view. It is completely wrong. It’s $250,000 now, what happens if Obama changes it and says $150,000 now that is rich. It is a slippery slope.”
Obama has justified his tax plan by saying it’s better for Americans who make less money to pay less in taxes so they can afford to support businesses like Joe’s. John McCain has criticized Obama’s plan as spreading the wealth around. Last night John said, “We’re going to take Joe’s money, give it to Senator Obama, and let him spread the wealth around. I want Joe the plumber to spread the wealth around,” McCain said. He added, “Why would you want to increase anybody’s taxes right now? Why would you want to do that to anyone, anyone in America, when we have such a tough time?”
As a business owner, who do you think will be better for us business owners? I’d love to hear your thoughts?