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How McCain and Obama have used "Joe the Plumber"

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Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Website: http://www.csmonitor.com/patchworknation/csmstaff/2008/1022/about-joe-the-plumber-average-guy/

Title: About Joe the plumber, “average” guy

Published: October 22, 2008

Retrieved: October 22, 2008

By: Dante Chinni

Joe the plumber also known as Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher is now famous around the world because Senator McCain and Senator Obama used his name as an example in the last debate.   Some people say that his name was not really Joe or that he was not even a plumber, but his name is Joe and he is a plumber.  Senator McCain was using Joe because he is one of those average guys who is trying to make it in life.  For example providing food for himself and pay for his rent and, bills so he could survive.  McCain was basically using him as an example because of his financial state, which is not really that great.  Joe is not the only one in America with that problem there many people who are below the financial line.  McCain is saying that under Senator Obama plan he would have to pay more taxes, and no one wants to pay for more taxes.

-Sheila Larose


Source: ABC news

Website:  http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/whos-attacking.html

Title: Who is attacking Joe the Plumber? Barack Obama say’s not him

Reporter:  Sunlen Miller

Published: October 21, 2008

Retrieved: October22, 2008

According to Senator Obama he said the McCain pointed him out for attacking Joe the plumber, which is not true.  According to Obama Joe didn’t say that he was attacking him, and Obama received that news from Fox news.  Obama said he has nothing but love for Joe, and that is why he wants to give Joe a tax cut.  Obama feels that it is McCain fault in the first place because he was the one to bring up Joe the plumber in the debate.

-Sheila Larose


Comments (4)

Sheila Larose said

at 10:16 am on Oct 24, 2008

Title: ‘Joe the Plumber’ Story Line Resonates with McCain Supporter
Date Retrieved: October 24, 2008
Date Published: October 24, 2008
By: Elizabeth Holmes
Website: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/10/24/joe-the-plumber-story-line-resonates-with-mccain-supporters/
Source: Washington Wire
McCain was using Joe the plumber to help his debate because he did not want to use tax. This would make it easier for all the people with the small companies, and do not really have much to give like Joe the plumber. “McCain uses Joe as an entrée into attacking Obama’s economic policies.” One of the chairmen in the House of Representatives said that there will an increase in shopping and that there were many people that we can tax. McCain respond and said, “Really, is there really?”
In this I feel that this is being biased because it is based on McCain. Not only because it is based on McCain side, but because he was attacking Obama at the same time. He was using “Joe as an entrée into attacking Obama’s economic policies.’’ This is a way of attacking his opponent Obama.

Sheila Larose said

at 1:00 pm on Oct 24, 2008

Title: McCain and Obama Hurl Broadsides at each other Over Taxes and Jobs
Date Retrieved: October 24, 2008
Date Published: October 24, 2008
By: Elisabeth Bumiller, Jeff Zenely
Website: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/us/politics/24campaign.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=joe%20the%20plumber&st=cse&oref=slogin
Source: New York Times
In Ormond Beach, Mr. McCain said: “We finally learned what Senator Obama’s economic goal is. As he told Joe the Plumber in Ohio, he wants to, quote, ‘spread the wealth around.’ He believes in redistributing the wealth, not in policies that grow our economy and create jobs and opportunities for all Americans. Senator Obama is more interested in controlling who gets your piece of the pie than he is in growing the pie.”“Socialist!” someone in the crowd yelled. This is what McCain said during the tour across Florida on Thursday. He is being biased against Obama basically he is mocking Obama, and he basically saying that his idea about the taxes and job is wrong. Joe agrees with Obama because Obama feel that there should be a tax difference between someone who makes 250,000 dollars and 40,000 dollars. They should make the taxes more for the person who makes 250,000 because they are above the economic line. The world is making easier for them because they are paying the same.
-Sheila Larose

Sheila Larose said

at 11:41 pm on Oct 26, 2008

Source: News Max
Website: http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/joe_the_plumber_chat/2008/10/25/144109.html
Title: Joe the Plumber warns America about Obama
Published: October 25, 2008
Retrieved: October 26, 2008
This article was based on what Joe the plumber had to say about Obama. He was talking to Obama about the campaign and asked him questions based on the tax plans. He says that America should be scared if Obama is going to be president because Obama is just an average guy. “Wurzelbacher asked Obama about his tax plan and suggested that the plan would be at odds with "the American dream." Obama defended his plan to Wurzelbacher, and said: "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 at success, too… And I think that when we spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody (quote from the article)." This shows that Joe the Plumber does not like Obama plan.
I feel that this article was pretty biased because he was against Obama tax plan. He talks about how it does not benefit him. Joe the plumber saying that America should be afraid if Obama wins the election. He is basically on McCain side and he doesn’t say anything good about Obama.

-Sheila Larose

Sheila Larose said

at 11:41 pm on Oct 26, 2008

Source: USA today
Title: McCain: Joe the Plumber being slimed by critics
Published: October 26, 2008
Retrieved: October 26, 2008
By: Carolyn Kaster
After the reports according to the last debate, Joe the plumber had to owe back taxes because he wasn’t a real plumber. "By the way, did you see the way Joe the Plumber was attacked?" McCain said in Albuquerque on Saturday. "Isn't that remarkable? We saw this morning where they've accessed into his — into his background. Remarkable. Does that mean Americans can't ask tough questions? Americans have the right to ask whatever they want to ask of our politicians who seek their support (McCain)." Later in the article Mayor Giuliani was saying that Obama was definitely attacking Joe the Plumber.
This was a very biased article, it was based on McCain and they are still attacking Obama.
-Sheila Larose

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