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:Congressional candidate Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (aka "Joe the Plumber") is paying himself a salary from campaign funds, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed today.
Campaign spokesman Roman Schroeder says Wurzelbacher, of Holland, is paying himself a $5,000-per-month salary because he's had to stop working to campaign full time.
"The salary is significantly less than what he made as a plumber," Schroeder told The Plain Dealer. "The reason why candidates accept salaries from campaigns, particularly working-class candidates, is that they can't run unless they can support themselves."
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.