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John McCain, A Debate, And Joe The Plumber

While there are many opinions on who won the presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, there is one man who won and his name is “Joe the plumber’. So who exactly is this mysterious plumber? Well his real name is Joe Wurzelbacher and he first came onto the national stage when he had a short exchange with senator Barack Obama. John McCain took advantage of their exchange to try and paint Obama as a tax and spend liberal who will punish small businesses with higher taxes. For those who don’t know, Joe “the plumber” Wurzelbacher would like to purchase the plumbing company he has been employed at but is concerned about being placed in a different tax bracket due to the higher income, this issue was then spun off in the debate by McCain and Obama to discuss taxes, health care, and issues regarding small businesses.