Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher a.k.a. “Joe the Plumber” offered a pumped-up High Noon Club at H&H Gun Range a lot of common sense.
It was just a few weeks before the 2008 presidential election when Joe entered the political zeitgeist during an encounter he had with Barack Obama while the then-Senator from Illinois was campaigning in Joe's neighborhood in Holland, Ohio, near the Michigan border.
It was on that day that Joe and his son were tossing a football back and forth in their yard
when a crowd descended on his neighborhood. It was Obama, campaigning and talking to people.
When Joe directly asked Obama about his proposed tax plan that would affect small business guys like himself, Obama replied, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.”
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