“Spreading Opportunity” Rather Than “Wealth Around”

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Ask a question of a liberal Presidential candidate that allows his true Socialist dream to spew forth from his lips and the next thing you know you get run through the mill by the MSM. How dare you ask a question of The One.

Because of that question the MSM vetted Joe The Plumber more then they EVER did with The One. We find out that the guy has a tax lien on him. We find out he doesn’t have a license:

An official at Local 50 of the plumber’s union, based in Toledo, said Mr. Wurzelbacher does not hold a license. He also has never served an apprenticeship and does not belong to the union. (The national plumber’s union, the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Service Mechanics, endorsed Mr. Obama, it should be noted.)

Like that last part? “Doesn’t Joe the Plumber understand his own unions back The One?”

Some MSM outlets even reported that Joe’s boss didn’t have a license. But wait a minute:

Mr. Newell is licensed. He is licensed in Lucas County. His license number starts with the digits 329 and then has two more digits. I don’t see any need to post more identifying information about innocent people. Search here, plug in the right parameters, and you can download the list of all licensed plumbers in Lucas County, Ohio. It is not difficult, though you have to provide information about yourself as the requester of the information.

So I got this list of licensees.

Mr. Newell is on that list. And if I read the rules of apprenticeship correctly (I am not an Ohio attorney, and yes I could be reading it wrong), the reported date of November 2003 as the date of filing of Joe’s apprenticeship papers seems to be just fine. According to this,

“The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (O.C.I.L.B.), Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance, issues state commercial licenses to the following contractors: electrical, HVAC, hydronics, plumbing, and refrigeration. To receive a state license, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 1) be at least 18 years of age; 2) be a United States citizen or a legal alien-must provide proof of being a legal alien; 3) either have been a tradesperson in the type of licensed trade for which the application is filed for not less than five years immediately prior to the date the application is filed, currently be a registered engineer in this state with three years of business experience in the construction industry in the trade for which the engineer is applying to take the examination, or have other experience acceptable to the appropriate section of the board; 4) not have been convicted of or plead guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony; 5) pass the examination in the trade; 6) carry minimum $500,000 contractor liability coverage; 7) pay the applicable fees”

So here’s the point. Many news outlets have gotten it correct, but some have not and that needs to be corrected. Mr. Newell is licensed, and Joe the Plumber is just short of his five years before he can apply for licensure, but as supervised by Newell, he’s o.k..

But hey, its ok to tear this guy down because he dared to ask a question. Pam Meister wonders why the MSM isn’t asking Obama some questions:

Am I missing something? Is Joe running for president? What about the guy who is running for president? If we’re going to worry about past associations and baggage, why hasn’t the dinosaur media placed their laser-beam focus on any of the following?

  • Obama’s campaign treasurer, Martin Nesbitt, [4] also has a tax lien.
  • Obama’s mentor, who is mentioned in his book as merely “Frank,” was [5] Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party of the U.S.
  • Obama’s as-yet unexplored [6] relationship with Khalid Al-Mansour, an Islamist with nothing good to say about whites, non-Muslims, and the West in general.

And that’s just for starters.

Hell, how about his relationship to Ayers and the lies he has told to explain that association? Or how about why it is that evidence of the relationship disappears once it becomes news? These are the kind of questions that should be asked to understand the character of a Presidential candidate. As Michael Barrett wrote, character matters:

Does it matter that Barack Obama associated with this man? Does his association with Ayers reflect on his character? It sure does. Depending on your character you may not think it’s a big deal, but character is the primary issue in every election, especially when we are choosing the next President of the United States.

But it matters not to our MSM apparently because instead of these questions being asked we hear crickets. We hear a roar, however, when a “regular Joe,” who has warts and blemishes as every regular Joe and Jane has, dares to ask a question that affects many business owners. “Why raise my taxes?”

The MSM has spent more time and energy into destroying regular Joe then they ever spent digging into the past of a man who wants to lead this nation.

At least it gave McCain an opportunity to defend Joe, as he did today, and it allowed him to explain why his question was so important:

The reason why Joe won is because he’s the only person to get a real answer out of Senator Obama about his plans for our country. I think you all know very well that Joe didn’t ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. Joe certainly didn’t ask to be famous. He certainly didn’t ask for the political attacks on him from the Obama campaign.

Joe, if you’re watching, I’m sorry you’re being put through this. No American should be attacked for asking questions of a presidential candidate. No one.

We learned more about Senator Obama’s plans from Joe’s question than we’ve learned in months of speeches by Senator Obama. Joe has now reminded us all that we didn’t become the greatest nation on Earth by giving our money to the government to “spread the wealth around”. In this country, we believe in spreading opportunity for those who need jobs and those who create them.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

27 Responses to ““Spreading Opportunity” Rather Than “Wealth Around””

  1. 1


    Lets get this meme going. Have you seen http://scalability.org/?p=873 yet? Lets make sure that the candidate team that so completely detests the American public questioning them, understands that they work for us. They didn’t disrespect only one person, we are all Joe. We need to make this plain and simple for them to understand. I AM JOE. Link to the graphic within the post and lets make sure that they never forget this.

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    About Barack Hussein Obama:

    Poll finds Americans reject redistribution of wealth as suggested by Barack Hussein Obama

    PRINCETON, NJ — When given a choice about how government should address the numerous
    economic difficulties facing today’s consumer, Americans overwhelmingly — by 84% to
    13% — prefer that the government focus on improving overall economic conditions and
    the jobs situation in the United States as opposed to taking steps to distribute wealth
    more evenly among Americans.


    Barack Hussein Obama is a national security risk — a clear and present danger.

    Quote from the Barack Obama book, Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the Muslims
    should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” And this man wants to be
    President? I and several tens of millions of people think NOT.



    On February 27, 2007, Barack Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the
    prettiest sounds on Earth.” In an interview with The New York Times, Senator Obama
    recited, “with a first-class [Arabic] accent,” the opening lines of this Muslim prayer:

    “Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
    Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
    I witness that there is no god but Allah
    I witness that there is no god but Allah
    I witness that Muhammad is his prophet… ”



    Dubai Ports rejection helped US economic growth


    Reject Barack Hussein Obama, the Dubai candidate and help US economic growth!

    Obama is a national threat:

    Quote from the Barack Obama book, Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    And this man wants to be President? I and several tens of millions of people think NOT.


  3. 5

    luva the scissors

    joe should sue obama and the media. look at the crazy crack from missouri who is sueing mccain. joe could do it. he has defamation grounds and libel and all sorts of other crap. hell invasion of privacy, throw in punitive damages. we are all joe the plumber, and we are all sick of this shit.

  4. 6


    Eh, a democratic judge/jury would bury him… then they would prolly counter sue joe into homelessness. Mess with a republican and get proven wrong.. Mess with a democrat and they try to ruin ur life. Vengeful lil’ pr!cks, haha.

  5. 7


    I know that if Obama is elected, this will be just the beginning of the “investigations” into any and all critics. Actually, this is not the beginning as others have been attacked for months by Obama. The PUMAs, ironically, being the first group.

    FileGate, improper IRS audits, and the abuse of power under Clinton was the pre-season for what a power-monger like Obama has planned. “Dissent is Patriotic” only when a leftist is not in power.

  6. 8


    @ChrisG: I believe the religious types call this “End Of Days”. I got the feeling Obama is gonna be just like Carter, just… A Carter on steroids.

  7. 9


    premium_subscriber, subscriber

    I do not know about Revelations, but I agree with the “Carter on steroids”. I see all the projection the left fostered with their BDS for the last 8 years actually put into effect.

    I have been thinking about AQ’s response to Obama in the first 100 days. I actually expect a response either at the end of November (not likely) or after January 09. I can see many items AQ would bring up. I also see renewed attacks on US soil as a test of Obama (within 9 months of January 09 if patterns hold). I see Obama, like the Dems did after 9-11, NOT going after our attackers, but instead proposing new gun-control laws and giving money to Persians so we don’t upset Arabs.

    I see the left more interested, as they were in the 90s, in going after political opponnents and American citizens who dare question them than going after people bent on our destruction. I also see the leftists in groups like ANSWER/ACT/WWP lauding the latter as “revolutionaries” and “minutemen” while calling conservatives and critics “NAZIs” (ironically while the left practices national socialism) and something akin to “thought criminals”.

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    @ChrisG: Great… basically censorship of truth and opposition, lovely. Next will be book burning… I can see it now… Bill O’reilly arrested for speaking against Obama and all his books burned. As well as McCarthy’s witch hunts beginning again.. this time the hunt for republicans. “I HAVE NAMES AND A LIST!”

    Say goodbye to choice… Single minded idiots have no idea the level on which they are being “herded” i opted to use “herded” over controlled.

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    premium_subscriber, subscriber


    I was Sen McCarthy but I agree. The left has been complaining of supposed losses of rights (as they freely attack military recruiting stations, encourage desertion of US Soldiers, send money to the enemy, act as human shields for the enemy, hold weekly protests all over the nation, make movies and books of President Bush’s desired assasination, etc) but NOTHING happens to them. But under Obama and his ilk, I actually do see these witch-hunts and silencings happening. They have already.

    Republicans will get canned for anything and everything, but you can have $90k in yor freezer (Jefferson), own stock in natural gas companies and promote legislation to increase those companies’ profits (Pelosi), squelch debate in the House and railroad legislation (Pelosi), and much more and are not held accountable at all.

  10. 12



    “Obama: Carter On Steroids!”

    OMG! Custer, that is PRICELESS! LOL In in the spirit of American entrepreneurial’ship, I do suggest you start the tees and bumber stickers production immediately!

  11. 13


    HAHA i got another one for ya Mata “NEObama, Socialism is the Matrix” you know since they are all calling him “The One” Slap that on your car bumper 🙂

  12. 14


    Obama will alter this country in ways no one yet realizes. He’ll silence any opposing voices with a government machine that may well turn out to resemble totalitarian regimes this country has historically opposed, in peace and in war. Liberty? Free speech? It won’t be around long under Obama and friends.

    How can anyone support his socialistic tax plan? I can’t. Oh, it won’t affect me, since I’m not a high earner anyway. But it will certainly affect people I care about. Why should my son, who is paying off close to $100,000 in student loans incurred while attending one of the top universities in the land, have to forfeit one cent of his (now impressive) salary to support someone who has no clue as to how hard he worked to be where he is now? If Obama wants to “spread the wealth around”, let him start with his own 4 mil a year… not ours.

    I’m just ranting now, so I apologize for that. With Obama blitzing my state today, I’ve just about had my fill. Yes, he sure draws the crowds, on a work day, no less… I’d love to see a tally of how many people attending his rallies are gainfully employed.

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    No apologies hermit, ur completely right. Punish success and reward mediocrity. If one man works his ass off and gets paid alot, he earned his money. Why should he suffer cause some slack jawed idiot is lazy and is happy and content working at McDonald’s while receiving his checks from the state. I feel your pain.

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    I don’t understand why Wright is off limits. This is the scariest part of Obama. This church is black liberation theology/Islamist/communist. It is pro Africa, anti white and Obama was a member for 20 years. Although to hear him tell it he never listened. Wright is closely affiliated with the Nation of Islam and is a freind of Farakkhan. The Nation of Islam has some scary folkes. I read an article (sorry don’t remember where) a reporter called Wright’s church and asked if they accepted muslims in the congregation and the receptionist said they had many muslim members. What does that tell you? What kind of muslim would go to a Christian church? This is a radical islamist type church that hates America. Wright’s sermons prove that. And Obama was a member for 20 years? Good grief.

    And it is not racist to say this. The white people in this country will be handing these types of blacks a hamner to pound them with. The whites have moved beyond race but this type of church has not. Obama must believe the tenets of this church else he would have left this church long ago before it was politically expedient. I am afraid of an Obama presidency on many fronts but this is one that hits home most. These people want the blacks to be in the ascendant and that’s where they will be if this guy wins. He has jetisoned his white side. He said so in his book. He has cultivated his black side and identifies with it exclusively except when it is in his best interests not to. So what it means is the majority of the people in this country will be subservient to a minority in power. BTW, what other country do we know about that had this situation. So you see it is possible for the US to be a thugocracy.

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    “I don’t understand why Wright is off limits. This is the scariest part of Obama. This church is black liberation theology/Islamist/communist. It is pro Africa, anti white and Obama was a member for 20 years.”

    Its because as a “White” country its to taboo for us to even mention race anymore… God the worlds become so sterile. We are more concerned about not being called racists then to deal with the real issues.

  16. 18


    BarbaraS and Custer, I share your concerns. I tend to think that an Obama presidency will polarize much of the population and set progress in race relations back by many years.

  17. 19


    Fact: The man who would be president can’t pass a true and fair background check to be a security guard at WalMart. I have held a military secret clearance and we go through a background check to run EMS calls which Hussein can’t pass. What has this country came to?

    A clear and present danger is being forced on this country. Even Slow Joe Biden (after they removed part of his brain a few years ago) knows for a fact and has stated that Hussein will get a lot of Americans killed as the enemy test his resolve, which he has none of. His many attempts to surrender to the terrorist prove that. This country is in a heap of trouble.

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    Tenacious Moses

    But don’t you find it amazing that there are a whole new list of “code words” when spoken by white people that are racist? I know i am growing older but i wish somebody had sent me the memo. Nahh, scratch that, i would have to care about liberal feelings first. I am old enough and been around the block enough to know what racism is. Pull my finger, you will get the same response to false claims of racism.

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    Eh, they are just trying to discredit the opposition when they start screaming racist, translation: Oh shit you asked a good question and the answer will hurt me so ill scream RACISM!!!!

    Off topic: I’m currently watching O’rielly… Man, this Joe Plumber shit is crazy… All he did was ask Obama a question and they got NBC Satellite vans outside his home. Investigated is backlog of taxes. All this cause he asked a question… I didn’t see a satellite van at Bill Ayers house, hell i don’t see anything about Acorn on any other channel but FOX.

    A vote for Obama is a vote to police our thoughts.

  20. 22


    If Obama wants to spread the wealth so badly, why doesn’t he give his 2 millions$ to the poor people instead of giving it to a TV station so he can have a 30 minutes ad on the 29 of October? The money this guy spent on his campaign would have fed Africans for a complete year. This guy is a real disaster.

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    It is all about control. Wealth gives people options outside of government dependence and they can not stand that concept. While I can not testify under oath that all leftist politicians are not mentally challenged, I would have to guess that many of them are smart enough to understand economics well enough to know that bleeding your cow half to death doesn’t make her produce more milk. So I come to the conclusion that they are so twisted that they would rather have complete control over a slum, than merely influence in a first class country.

    They might want to think a bit further. Poverty makes some people dependent on the nanny state. It makes other people angry and desperate. In this country, the types to get angry also own guns. Yes, I know they want to take those away too, but there are hundreds of millions of guns. How are you going to collect them all before the spit hits the fan? Damn those Chinese and their ancient curses!

  22. 24


    Heh…give the $200 million that Obama’s spent on negative ads against our man McCain and spread that wealth around. You know how many people would be happy?

    @Custer #6:

    Eh, a democratic judge/jury would bury him…

    Not if I got the case…:)

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    @Leah: I love factcheck.org “obama claims McCain ran a 100% negative camp. HA! I believe the numbers were McCain 56% Obama 77%

    Eh how bout he personally starts spreading the wealth by giving me that 200 million. Ill put it to good use. 🙂

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