I watched the debate tonight and heard John McCain talk about you. He says you can't afford to buy the plumbing business you work for, because your taxes will go up.
I think it's admirable that you have saved enough money to buy a business. I'm guessing your boss pays you pretty well and you have some good health insurance. It must be nice.
I'm Jane-The-Retail-Salesperson. Meet my husband Joe-The-Car-Salesman . Joe has health insurance. I don't. We can't afford a family premium and I have health issues that are considered "pre-existing conditions". Joe doesn't take his Cholesterol pills and I don't take my pain pills because we already pay over $200 a month for our other medications.
Have you got a decent car or truck, Joe-The-Plumber? Ours all have over 100,000 miles on them because we can only afford someone else's 8 and 10 year old hand-me-downs.
So, Joe-The-Plumber, how many jobs does your wife have? I have two, but that's kind of a joke, because my hours at Job #1 have gone from 27/week to ZERO/week. Darn good thing I have Job #2 and my boss gives me 20 hours a week, if she can.
Oh, and Joe-The-Plumber? My son, Joe-The-Landscape-Worker lost his job. He's only 23 and found another one, so I'm not too worried. But my brother, Joe-The-Appliance-Salesman lost his job and I am worried about him. He's 50 and has no health insurance and 2 little girls.
Well, Joe-The-Plumber, there you have it. John McCain is worried about you. He's worried that if Barack Obama is elected, you won't be able to buy a business and make more money.
I'm worried that if Barack Obama ISN'T elected, and the economy continues to tank,I will never have health insurance and Joe-The-Car-Salesman and I will never be able to retire.
So pardon me if I won't be feeling too sorry for you tonight, Joe-The-Plumber.
Thanks for listening,
Little Miss Sunshine State