Joe Wurzelbacher, “Joe the Plumber,” the guy who called out Obama for being a socialist, was at it again this morning on Good Morning America and Nightline last night.
“To be honest with you, that infuriates me,” plumber Joe Wurzelbacher told Nightline’s Terry Moran. “It’s not right for someone to decide you made too much—that you’ve done too good and now we’re going to take some of it back.”
“That’s just completely wrong,” he added.
“You know, me or — you know, Bill Gates, I don’t care who you are. If you worked for it, if it was your idea, and you implemented it, it’s not right for someone to decide you made too much.”
What is really telling is the way Diane Sawyer asks the question about rich people getting soaked by higher tax rates under Obama (You can watch the video here). Obama has always called it a matter of fairness, Joe doesn’t think it’s fair that people have to pay a higher percentage simply because they’ve busted their asses and made a lot of money, especially since they already pay most of the taxes in this country. Sawyer claims Obama simply wants to raise taxes 3 percent on the “rich,” from 36 percent to 39 percent. But basic math and common sense should make you notice that that is not a 3 percent increase, that’s a 3 percentage points increase. In reality it is a 8.35 percent increase, but Sawyer has swallowed the hook from the Obama camp.
Here is the video that started it all.