Can I just take a moment to point out how sick I am of hearing the phrase "Joe the Plumber"? I seriously don't think I'll ever hire a plumber named Joe again.
Someone should tell Joe the Plumber that he would benefit more from Obama's tax plans than John McCain's. And that according to the Tax Policy Center, Obama was right when he said his tax cuts would only effect roughly 2% of small business--businesses with PROFITS of over $250,000 (in other words, very successful ones who can afford it).
But maybe he doesn't know that because he's too busy fantasizing about made-up plumbing companies. Or maybe Joe was under the impression he was about to buy a plumbing company, when in reality was merely holding the title deed to this:
In that case, Joe, you shouldn't worry for a couple of reasons:
a) Water Works is more of a utilty, rather than a plumbing company.
b) Regardless, someone would have to roll double sixes several times AND you'd have to also own the electric company (so the rent is multiplied by 10) for you to get taxed under Obama's plan.
c) By then you'd probably be able to afford it, wouldn't you? You’d be that big money baller at the end of the game forcing people to mortgage their properties on Baltic Avenue (where everybody knows only socialists live anyway).
In all seriousness, how ridiculous is John McCain/Sarah Palin/Joe the Plumber's definition of "socialism"? I bet they probably root for Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life, too.
Above: A hardworking American trying to protect his wealth from a gang of layabouts.
Below: A communist rally in Bedford Falls, circa 1946.