Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Joe the Plumber" isn't licensed

By Mustang Bobby

Following up on Michael's analysis of "Joe the Plumber's" financial situation comes this news...

According to The Blade, the latest star of the campaign, Joe Wurzelbacher, aka "Joe the Plumber," isn't licensed or registered as a plumber:

A check of state and local licensing agencies in Ohio and Michigan shows no plumbing licenses under Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher’s name, or even misspellings of his name.

Mr. Wurzelbacher told reporters Thursday morning that he worked for Newell Plumbing & Heating Co., a small local firm whose business addresses flow back to several residential homes, including one on Talmadge Road in Ottawa Hills.

According to Lucas County Building Inspection records, A. W. Newell Corp. does maintain a state plumbing license, and one with the City of Toledo, but would not be allowed to work in Lucas County outside of Toledo without a county license.

Mr. 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.

He is also not registered to operate as a plumber in Ohio, which means he's not a plumber.

So, what is he? A plumber's helper?

(Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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  • That's right, he's an unlicenced plumber, along with being a tax-hating Republican.

    He doesn't make anywhere near 250K now, so he'd actually benefit from Obama's proposed tax relief, but he wants to buy a plumbing business, which could raise his income substantially. Even then, though, his tax burden would increase only marginally, and, were he actually to bring home more than 250K, he'd be among the top 1% of American earners, hardly the sort of American Everyman McCain made him out to be.

    And yet it looks like McCain wants to make him his mascot, or at least to do public appearances with him. Such a joke.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 4:20 PM  

  • Say it ain't so, Joe.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:07 PM  

  • The way the liberal media went after Joe Wurzelbacher is a good indication of what average Americans have to look forward to in a Barrack Obama administration (God forbid). Access will be based on positive contributions to the Obama persona and Hollywood status!

    By Blogger clatech, at 9:45 AM  

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