Should we be talking about the Plumber or Obama's position?
Well, the twitterverse is in a plumber frenzy. And so is the media.
All this investigation into the guy’s background seems awfully defensive when all Obama said was an explanation the socialist platform on which he’s running:
“It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody… I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
I mean, it wasn’t a trick question. Obama’s reply wasn’t taken out of context. So what’s the big deal with “exposing” Joe the Plumber?
Now how, you may wonder, will Obama “spread the wealth around”? Easy. By giving tax “refunds” to people who don’t pay income tax at all. From CNSNews…
The heart of Obama’s tax cut proposal is in his use of refundable tax credits, which the Center describes as “credits available to eligible households even if they have no income tax liability”—in short, refunds available even to those who don’t pay taxes. These refunds are claimed on tax returns and are paid to all taxpayers who qualify for them, regardless of whether they owe taxes or not. These refunds have the ability of reducing a taxpayer’s liability below zero, meaning they can get a refund without actually paying taxes.
Shouldn’t the focus right now be on Obama’s Plan as compared to McCain’s Plan?
I think there are plenty of people who find a lot of merit in Obama’s Plan (a kind of Robin Hood, in essence taking from the rich to give to the poor). So why are folks all in a twist about the random guy who asked the question that brought out the answer?
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