“Joe the Plumber” Has No Plumbing License

Too good to be true? The [Toledo] Blade reports that Joe Wurzelbacher – or “Joe the Plumber” as we now know him has said he doesn’t even have a plumbing license and that he doesn’t need one because he works for someone else – Newell Plumbing & Heating Co. Wurzelbacher said he works under Al Newell’s license, but according to Ohio building regulations, he must maintain his own license to do plumbing work. Furthermore, he is also not registered to operate as a plumber in Ohio, which means he’s not a plumber.

Anyone that watched the third presidential dabate last night noticed how many times “Joe the Plumber” was brought up by McCain. McCain kept bringing using “Joe the Plumber” as an example in the debate of someone who wants to buy a plumbing business would be hurt by Barack Obama’s tax plans, even though Obama’s plan would tax less than McCain’s in reality.

Another fact check by CNN showed that a recent study indicated that 100% of McCain’s ads had been “advertisements attacking Barack Obama”, which McCain denied last night at debate

I really wanted to blog about my thoughts about each of the debates – but time just didn’t allow for that. 18 days until the election! I am definitely going to miss the excitement of the election season – it’s been like no other.

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