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So That's Why Joe the Plumber Wants a Tax Break

10/17/2008 1:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Boy is Joe the Plumber sorry he said anything to Barack Obama now.

After complaining to B.O about his tax plan -- and becoming John McCain's main talking point at Wednesday night's debate -- it turns out he actually owes the state of Ohio $1,182.98 in back taxes. The state filed a tax lien against Joe in January of last year that's still active.

And by the way, Joe the Plumber's name isn't Joe. It's Sam, according to state records.

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BabyGirl    

WTF?

FIRST!

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Kira    

Who gives a crap. Everyone is trying to put the focus on the plumber and take it off of Obama who made a fool of himself all by himself. Joe or Sam as you say asked a ligitimate question and Obama's answer made him look like an idiot. Attacking Joe won't make Obama seem any less like a moron. Lets talk about what Obama said and less about the credentails of the person asking the question. If this had been asked to McCain and received the same respones, no one would have given Joe a second look

2110 days ago
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Kay    

Just like McCain to glom onto someone without doing a background check. He could have picked up a better running-mate at a bus stop, and now he's making a hero out of this loser. Figures.

2110 days ago
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VoteRep    

So, he owes a little over a grand, big deal. He's still smarter than Obama. Now Obama and his camp are putting down a man that works 10 to 12 hour days to better himself??? Nothing good about Obama. See, this guy is smart and Obama doesn't like smart people, he likes the ones that are dumb and stupid so they don't catch on to his game of supporting Parkistan and Africa before the USA. We all know about his terrorists friendships (and no, he wasn't 8 when he met in his living room having a party in regard to his political carreer for those of you that won't face the truth on the lies he continues to tell about his relatiolnshp with Ayers). I could go on and on about why Obama is a scary man, but I'll let you obama supporters decide if you want to stay stupid or look up actual facts.

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jcblondeangel    

"Everyone is trying to put the focus on the plumber and take it off of Obama who made a fool of himself all by himself. Joe or Sam as you say asked a ligitimate question and Obama's answer made him look like an idiot. Attacking Joe won't make Obama seem any less like a moron. Lets talk about what Obama said and less about the credentails of the person asking the question. If this had been asked to McCain and received the same respones, no one would have given Joe a second look"

Amen! I think it is funny that it matters who asked the question. Does that make the question in this situation less valid somehow?

However, I do think it's funny that he's known as Joe the Plummer when he isn't Joe or a Plummer (he takes the state test in the next few months). But does it really matter if he's Joe the Plummer or Sam the soon-to-be-plummer who is thinking about buying a company? The question still applies...

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hockeymom    

Who the heck needs to do a background check on someone asking a question. Joe the plummers background has NOTHING to do with Obamas answer, that is the real focus here.. If anyone needs a backgroud check its OBAMA!!!

2110 days ago
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Shadowwolf    

We knew they would go after Joe for questioning the chosen one, but that is not the real point. The real point is Obama showed his true goal. To take from the ones who work hard and get edeucations and give to the ones who do not. It is called socialism!! Look it up! A vote for Obama is a vote to end freedom in this country that all of our soldiers have died for. Obama and his courts (Liberal Judges.), congress, senate , and outside handlers (Moveon.org, Ayers, Wright,etc..) will rule your lives form Washington. What is freedom worth to you? Is it worth fre health care? Is it worth a check from the working tax payers? Is it worth a hand full of food stamps? Is it worth a small apartemnt/house provided by the Government? And how will you explain to your children or grandchildren what it used to be like to live in a country where the American dream and freedom once existed? Vote , but vote with the future of our Country and the blood of our people in mind. As well as the Constitution as it was meant to be.

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Shadowwolf    

We knew they would go after Joe for questioning the chosen one, but that is not the real point. The real point is Obama showed his true goal. To take from the ones who work hard and get educations and give to the ones who do not. It is called socialism!! Look it up! A vote for Obama is a vote to end freedom in this country that all of our soldiers have died for. Obama and his courts (Liberal Judges.), congress, senate , and outside handlers (Moveon.org, Ayers, Wright,etc..) will rule your lives form Washington. What is freedom worth to you? Is it worth fre health care? Is it worth a check from the working tax payers? Is it worth a hand full of food stamps? Is it worth a small apartemnt/house provided by the Government? And how will you explain to your children or grandchildren what it used to be like to live in a country where the American dream and freedom once existed? Vote , but vote with the future of our Country and the blood of our people in mind. As well as the Constitution as it was meant to be.

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Jamie    

This is insane. Is this what we have to look forward to with an Obama Administration? If you question the government your private life will be gone over, every detail on the internet, stuff that doesn't matter to anyone else but you, just to get you to shut up because you don't agree with the government?

Wow...that coupled with Obamba's answer of "spread the weath around" sure sounds like we will be heading toward a Socialistic Government under Senator Obama. After all, Socialism needs propaganda and the media to spread it to be successfully. Watchers and more watcher to report on the people. What a shame.

Why is no one questioning Obama's response? He's the one who's character and answers are important. Not a voter from a state who happend to catch him off script and made him show himself. Any of you could be the next "Joe". Be careful what road you want to travel.

2110 days ago
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McD    

Poor guy....isn't it always the way. To draw attention AWAY from the real point is to defame the other person. Makes no diiferenece if his name is Sam, Joe, Henry...who cares! But the whole background check because he asked a pertinent question and now is on the firing line?.....that friggin' scares me.

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sickened_by_obama    

Yes, a police state is what you have to look forward to with Obama. You better not speak out or question him or you will get smeared and ruined personally.

Joe the Plumber is someone who would benifit from Obama's 'SPREAD THE WEALTH" so called tax cut. Joe the Plumber wants to buy a company and grow it. He hopes to earn 250K one day. He doesn't want anyone's money-he wants the American Dream from his own hard work-not someone elses. He is a true American with true American idealism.

Please get out and vote! Even with ACORN's VOTER FRAUD, I truely believe that your vote does count. I believe that good will overcome evil.

Please vote for the American ticket-McCain/Palin. It's what's best for America

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Jamie    

One other thing I did forget to mention. While his first name is Samuel, his middle name is Joseph...AKA JOE. Many people in the midwest go by middle names or nicknames...sorry NY and LA...that's how regular people sometimes address each other and you don't get regular people, hence this joke or hounding a citizen!
This is just insane MSM going after a regular citizen like an attack dog to protect their leanings and investments. Also, I thought it was very smug of ObamaBiden to attack this man as well as they did on the campain trail yesterday. I think they're mad a regular person caught them on tape telling the truth of their massive welfare plan that really goes much lower than 250 K. Also, what would either of them know about regular people. Obama likes to skip over his great education and act like he's lived on the South Side of Chicago his entrie life...he has not.

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Zoe    

Actually If you dummies paid attention you would know that McCain is the one who mentioned Joe the Plummer (who is not a licensed plummer nor is his first name is Joe). Obama was out meeting the community and everyday people unlike McCain. The plummer don't even make 200,000.00 a year so what this mean is he would get more, like a stimulus check that he would not get under MCCAIN! So PAY ATTENTION and get pass the old good old boys way of thinking.

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Not for Nothing    

Cry me a F##king river!!..McCain tried to steal some thunder and rain on Obama's parade and it backed fired big time.
I will work for the "Joe Plumbers of our country" says McCain...who now we learn is a fraud and owes the Gov,back taxes.
and better yet! isn't even licensed...it was all Bulls##t..Just like McCain!!, they both have another thing in common though,
both have very wild and imaginary visions of becoming something they will never be...you betcha!

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Brooklyn B    

let me get this str8
"joe the plummer" ISNT a plummer and name ISNT joe
he DONT make over 250k a year and DONT own his own business
YET he complains about people that makes waaaaaaaaaaay more then him paying more taxes and dont think its fair that people in HIS CURRENT POSITION will get a tax break and people that he fantasy about being will pay more taxes and he OWE the government a little over a stack.
this sounds like a SNL spoof

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