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    Re: 'Joe the Plumber' pays himself a salary from campaign money

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I am surprised it is legal. I would have thought paying oneself from political donations would have been illegal.

    It is legal under certain conditions:
    The personal use regulations retain the existing prohibitions regarding personal use of campaign funds but amended them in a few areas. Some of the amendments include:

    House and Senate candidates are permitted, under certain conditions, to receive a salary from their campaign committee
    Federal Election Commission

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    Re: 'Joe the Plumber' pays himself a salary from campaign money

    If you ask me, its the only way a normal citizen can run for office.

    And, its no different than a charity paying their employees through donations.

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    Re: 'Joe the Plumber' pays himself a salary from campaign money

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Joe the Plumber? No, it's Joe the Grifter. Let me explain, but first, a little piece of breaking news:



    Now there are a few things missing from this news article:

    1) Joe the Plumber claims to be a plumber, but does not have a license. I don't know what they call it where Joe comes from, but here in Texas, they call it illegal, and in Texas, Joe the Plumber would be called a bootlegger.

    2) Joe the Plumber claims he had to quit doing plumbing work, and makes less money from his campaign. But what is missing from this BS statement is a real huge smoking gun. Joe the Plumber is running for Congress in Ohio's 9th district, one that was gerrymandered to be so blue that Republicans typically do not even run there, because it is considered to be political suicide. Why would he even consider running? For the money, of course.

    3) And Joe the Plumber is paying himself a salary equivalent to 60 grand a year to run for office, money that comes from political donations to his little scheme.

    Case closed. After this year, when campaigns end, Joe the Plumber is going to have to find himself a new con game to run. Either that, or go back to claiming he is something that he never was. There is so much crap surrounding him, and his game, that it is going to take a REAL plumber to fix it.

    Yes, It IS about the money, and nothing else. Actually, come to think of it, Joe the Plumber is such a con man that he would fit right in if he were somehow miraculously elected to Congress. LOL.

    Article is here.
    1. This really depends. If he works for a licensed plumber, its perfectly legal in OH as well as Texas.

    2. So, because its traditionally a "blue" district, the only reason someone would run on a GOP ticket here would be to scam? Thats a pretty big leap. Perhaps he feels his blue collar background will give him a leg up against two career politicians. Not that far fetched.

    3. So basically, what you're saying, only the wealthy should run for higher political office? Thats whole reason that its legal.

    I can give a sh!t about this guy, just think you're making some pretty big leaps here with little to nothing to back it up.

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    Re: 'Joe the Plumber' pays himself a salary from campaign money

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    1. This really depends. If he works for a licensed plumber, its perfectly legal in OH as well as Texas.

    2. So, because its traditionally a "blue" district, the only reason someone would run on a GOP ticket here would be to scam? Thats a pretty big leap. Perhaps he feels his blue collar background will give him a leg up against two career politicians. Not that far fetched.

    3. So basically, what you're saying, only the wealthy should run for higher political office? Thats whole reason that its legal.

    I can give a sh!t about this guy, just think you're making some pretty big leaps here with little to nothing to back it up.
    Joe probably make a pile more money as well. Ever see one of their bills? I hired one to hook up a hot water heater, but I wanted it to comply with code before I sold the house. When I looked at the bill I thought "I didn't order the open heart surgery".
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

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