Joe, a single dad, is a plumber who has worked 12-hour shifts for years and now plans to buy his own small plumbing business. He met Barack Obama on the campaign trail a few days ago to discuss his concerns about the candidate's proposed tax plan. The trouble for Joe the Plumber, says McCain, is that this would take his earnings to more than $250,000 -- making him a target of Obama's plan to tax the wealthy.
Obama told Joe the Plumber: "My plan is to spread the wealth around. It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success, too."
Hear what Joe the Plumber himself had to say on this morning's "Today" show:
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