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Why It's No Problem That Joe the Plumber Lacks a License
US News ^ | October 17, 2008 11:24 AM ET | Matthew Bandyk

Posted on 10/17/2008 2:10:07 PM PDT by rocksblues

Some of the commenters on yesterday's post seem to think that we can ignore concerns about taxes on small businesses because Joe (Samuel?) Wurzelbacher is not a licensed plumber in the state of Ohio.

First, it's not clear to me how it's deceptive to call yourself a plumber when you do plumbing work for a licensed plumbing company, even if you are not the owner of said company. Maybe that's not good enough for the plumbers union to consider you a plumber, but for 95 percent of people, that job description sounds like "plumber."

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor; Society
KEYWORDS: citizenoftheworld; democratsrevenge; joetheplumber; jtpsderangement; obama; spreadthewealth
Obama is allowed to call himself a Uniter and has shown that he is really a divider.

Joe said I am a plumber and I would bet the ranch that he is.

1 posted on 10/17/2008 2:10:08 PM PDT by rocksblues
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To: rocksblues

In Ohio, you can’t even apply for a plumbing license if you don’t have three years experience, so I don’t know what they are complaining about (OK, I do know what they are doing.. distracting from Obama’s Communistic statement..)


2 posted on 10/17/2008 2:11:36 PM PDT by mnehring (We Are Joe!)
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To: rocksblues

Those same “commenters” seem to have no problem with Jose the Plumber who not only doesn’t have a plumber’s license, he doesn’t even have a driver’s license or a green card. Marxist DemocRATS are hypocrites.


3 posted on 10/17/2008 2:13:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around - Barack HUSSEIN Obama.)
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To: rocksblues

If I were Joe, I would ask for Obama’s birth certificate.


4 posted on 10/17/2008 2:14:00 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: rocksblues

I just read on a PUMA board that Joe lost his job and Obama mocked him again! Is this true?

Here’s the link to the thread on the PUMA board:

http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=36679


5 posted on 10/17/2008 2:16:12 PM PDT by Unkosified (Sarah has always been proud to be an American. Michelle wasn't proud of America until 2008.)
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To: rocksblues

Maybe when the media is done looking for Joe’s plumbing license they could locate these obama items, I can’t seem to locate any of them?

Obama’s:
1. Occidental College records — Not released
2. Columbia College records — Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper — “Not available”
4. Harvard College records — Not released
5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
6. Medical records — Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule — Not available
8. Your Illinois State Senate records — Not available
9. Law practice client list — Not released
10. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate — Not released
11. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
12. Record of your baptism — Not available

Oh and one more thing, I can’t seem to find any articles Obama published as editor of the Harvard Law Review, or as a Professor at the University of Chicago.


6 posted on 10/17/2008 2:22:29 PM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: ViLaLuz

Joe The Plumber didn’t go to a rally and try a gotcha moment. He was standing in front of his house and was in the crowd when Obama was politicking door-to-door. He asked a straight-up question and Obama could have said his usual jive but instead peppered his wonkish stump speech answer with a gratuitous “We want to spread the wealth around” remark.

The hypocritical Democrat media can dig all they want into Joe The Plumber’s background but they simply wouldn’t be talking about him if Obama hadn’t let the horse out of the barn. But this character assasination of Joe The Plumber is going to really piss alot of people off because most people with commonsense and a general understanding of when/where/how this exchange occurred know that it is not what Joe asked (although that resonates) but what candidate Obama actually said.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 2:22:44 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Why Is The Educational Establishment Comfortable With Ayers' Unrepentent Radicalism (Terrorism)?)
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To: ViLaLuz

“If I were Joe, I would ask for Obama’s birth certificate.”

Excellent observation and comment.

Does anybody know Joe’s e-mail to send him this great idea?

Thank you.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 2:23:11 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Unkosified
If this can be verified true, that Joe got fired and Obama said "how's it going now Joe" it could be the real nail in the coffin for this POS!

I looked at the link but will not join an Hillary site. Will try other ways to verify!

9 posted on 10/17/2008 2:26:39 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: rocksblues

Yeah, you can’t join there anyway. I tried about a month ago and registration is closed.

Anyway, we need to find out if this story is true.

The DUmmies are talking about it and saying it serves him right. They’re laughing at him a spewing all kinds of hate.

(talking about Joe getting fired) not the part about Obama mocking him again.
Please let it be true.


10 posted on 10/17/2008 2:31:16 PM PDT by Unkosified (Sarah has always been proud to be an American. Michelle wasn't proud of America until 2008.)
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To: rocksblues

As far as I’m concerned, anybody who comes to my house when called and can fix a leaky pipe is a plumber.

I don’t care if the only license he has is a fishing license, as long as my pipes work. He’s still a plumber.


11 posted on 10/17/2008 2:31:24 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: ViLaLuz
WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
12 posted on 10/17/2008 2:31:37 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / attention John McCain: this space available)
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To: rocksblues

The media has now officially dug more into Joe’s past than they have with Barack Obama.

I know his job history, his tax history, his professional licensure status, where he lived before Ohio, his marital status, his approximate income, how many kids he has, his part affiliation, the last election which he voted in.

They have found all this in a few days - but haven’t deemed it necessary to figure out where Obama was born.

...but they don’t get it - its NOT ABOUT a particular Joe, its about the average American who has worked hard for what he has, and his desire to prevent it from being consficated.


13 posted on 10/17/2008 2:35:42 PM PDT by lacrew (Let Biden be Biden!)
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To: Unkosified
So far nothing but jokes about him being fired. Or headlines with no info.

If he did get fired and some body can contact him tell him to open up a Paypal account. He will get enough to tide him through this disgrace of a major political party trying to destroy somebody just for asking the question that had Obama falling into his truthful answer.

14 posted on 10/17/2008 2:38:28 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: rocksblues

The Toledo licensng administration stated that they were going to keep him from working as a laborer for a licensed plumber, putting him out of business, but I don’t think he has lost his job. Since Joe doesn’t have his license I don’t think that they can do so legally. Apparently they feel that they should have gotten papers that show he has completed his training and haven’t received them yet. As to why this would be a problem, the law doesn’t appear to say. I think this is nothing more than political harassment. I am not a lawyer, so I don’t really know.

There are some real legal problems for Toledo if they continue to harass this unlicensed laborer, and I would expect Joe can call on some of the finest legal talent in the state to plead his civil and criminal (if necessary) cases.


15 posted on 10/17/2008 2:38:32 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: rocksblues
If this can be verified true, that Joe got fired and Obama said "how's it going now Joe" it could be the real nail in the coffin for this POS!

Obama doesn't have to ask anyone to retaliate against Joe the Plumber -- there are enough petty local officials who will take that intitiative for him. In fact I expect that the firm that Joe works for is going to be on the receiving end of some very close inspections at the hands of the building inspectors in his region of Ohio. Then you have to throw-in all the customers who won't hire his company because he embarrassed the Messiah.

16 posted on 10/17/2008 2:38:56 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Tallguy
There's the rub. I know how Ozero has insulated himself from this and you know it but it wont play well with the masses who the Dems constantly try to educate only in nothing that will do them any good in real life. In this case they'll become a victim of their own “success.”
17 posted on 10/17/2008 2:46:59 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: rocksblues

He is an “undocumented” plumber.


18 posted on 10/17/2008 2:58:19 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (All things shall be well; You shall see for yourself that all manner of things shall be well)
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To: Tallguy

I agree. During 2004 there was one member of JFnK’s crew that wouldn’t back him, and went public. He got fired!


19 posted on 10/17/2008 3:02:09 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: rocksblues

I donated to this Navy veteran’s Paypal account!


20 posted on 10/17/2008 3:05:21 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: rocksblues

The vast majority of plumbers that work as employees do not have a license. That is the way it is. That is the way it always has been. If you wrangle pipes for a living you’re a plumber. Period!


21 posted on 10/17/2008 4:23:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (''Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Pretty neat.'' -- Paul 'the forehead' Begala)
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To: Unkosified


Joe has now apparently lost his job, and just minutes ago Obama was on national TV mocking him, saying “how are things going now” “feel like you’re banging your head against the wall”.

Unbeleivable !! Even from Obama..hope that this one will sink him for good.

http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=36679


22 posted on 10/17/2008 4:56:43 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: rocksblues

What are you saying Rocks, is that Joe the Plumber you’re talking about, if so, how do you donate to his Paypal?? Let us know.


23 posted on 10/18/2008 8:15:38 AM PDT by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: Irish Eyes

Joe was fired???? Why???


24 posted on 10/18/2008 10:23:48 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (Drill here, drill now!!!!!)
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