Obama Talks with Joe the Plumber

Here’s a video of Obama’s talk with Joe the plumber.

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6 Responses to Obama Talks with Joe the Plumber

  1. nebcanuck says:

    And you disagree with that stance? Just curious why you posted it.


  2. James Pate says:

    Hi Nebcanuck,

    Oh, I just thought it was neat that I could see the actual interaction on the web. I wasn’t in much of a mood to do a write-up on it this morning. I thought Obama tried to come across as Ronald Reagan more–tax cutter for the middle class and small businesses. I was expecting to find more of a socialist–spread that wealth around. At the same time, a lot of his tax credits may in fact be subsidies, so I probably spoke too soon.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Obama used the word “invest” a lot in the debate, meaning have the federal govt “spend” tax money to get what the government wants.

    The government will pay far too much money for these toxic mortgages. No one else will pay that much, neither should the taxpayers. The taxpayers will not get “invested” money back and get hosed on the deal.

    The Europeans love the word “welfare”, whereas it has negative connotations here.

    When Obama talked about TAX CREDITS, he is really in disguised terms talking about handing out more WELFARE.

    John B.


  4. James Pate says:

    Yeah, but the pro-bailout side will argue that bailouts in the past have ended up making us money. Chrystler, for example.


  5. nebcanuck says:

    Re. the comment that Obama comes across as very much like Reagan, I think it’s amusing how right the “left” party in the States is. In Canada, our right-most party is verging on matching Obama’s policies in their conservatism. We have three parties that are left-of-centre and are far more into the idea of redistributing wealth. Though Obama may be breaking new ground for American politics, he’s certainly not the communist some people would believe him to be! 😛


  6. James Pate says:

    Hi Nebcanuck,

    I think Obama has to talk like that. As I saw on Meet the Press, Newsweek has an article on how Obama can govern a center-right nation, which is what we are. Pat Buchanan said in a recent column that the one candidate who campaigned unapologetically as a leftist was George McGovern in 1972, and he lost 49 states.

    Also, I wonder if Obama’s plan will move us towards universal health insurance. What’s it mean to allow Americans to buy into the congressional health package.


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