High taxes are patriotic and Joe the Plumber doesn’t deserve his shot at the American dream? From this morning:
GREGORY: We’ve moved through the debates and are moving into that final stretch. What happened in this debate that will be the basis of a final pitch from Obama/Biden to undecided voters?
SEN. BIDEN: Where John’s priorities are and Sarah Palin’s and where Barack and my policies are. And that is, you notice John continues to cling to the notion – evidence the fact this guy Joe the plumber. I don’t have any Joe the plumbers in my neighborhood that make $250,000 a year and are worried. The Joe the plumbers in my neighborhood, the Joe the cops in my neighborhood, the Joe the grocery store owners in my neighborhood, they make like 98% of the small businesses, less than $250,000 a year and they’re going to do very well under us and they’re going to be in real tough shape under John McCain because John McCain’s going to continue this policy that, if you take care of the people who are doing the best, particularly large corporations, which is not Joe the plumber, even the 250 guy, in fact, somehow this is all going to trickle down. They’re going to pay no capital gains under us. They’re going to get a $3,000 credit for hiring new employees. And they’re going to be able to move in a way, get help providing insurance for their employees. They are not going to pay a single solitary penny more in taxes and get their taxes cut.