2. Nickname for Joe Wurzelbacher during the 2008 US presidential election, who got his 15 minutes of fame by confronting Barack Obama with a hypothetical scenario of buying the plumbing business he worked for that would allegedly put him in the top tax bracket. The actual income of the business he was babbling about didn't reach above a quarter of the taxable income needed before the threshold.
2. Aight, so I called up my dawg named Joe Wurzelburger.. Wurzelb... Joe the Plumber, and his imaginal business would be taxed higher in that one's tax plan!
2: a political strategy where one side asks the other what he would do for the above mentioned.
man2: yea, they're increasing his taxes.
2) man1: so if you became president, what would you do for Joe the Plumber?
man2: well, i would give him a big taxbreak.
I am sending you this formal letter requesting a 90 day extension on paying my taxes. My intentions are not to pull a "Joe The Plumber" and go to prison. In the mean time, I promise not to go out of my way to meet a presidential candidate and make demands on him, while I am engaging in illegal activities.
In actuality, under Obama's economic plan, "Joe The Plumber" would only be taxed if his company made over $250,000 a year.
McCain used this as spin to confuse undecided voters that Obama was taxing "Middle America" when in actuality he promises not to raise taxes for 95% of Americans.
Obama: "I Only if he's making over 1/4 of a Million dollars a year"