During the 2008 election campaign, Joe the plumber came to symbolize
owners that would be hit with increases in marginal tax rates under Obama's tax plan.
Joe the plumber asked, "I'm getting ready to buy a (plumbing) company that makes about $250, $280 thousand
a year. Your new tax plan is going to tax me more isn't it?"
Obama responded, "... when you spread
the wealth around, it's good