Joe the Plumber, Quartermillionaire? Median Plumber Salary: $38K
Barack Obama won’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. John McCain claims in tonight’s debate that a plumber, “Joe the Plumber” would get a tax hike under Barack Obama’s presidency. John McCain is claiming that “Joe the Plumber” is a quartermillionaire.
If “Joe the Plumber” is making more than $250,000 a year, then he’s not just “Joe the Plumber.” He’s something else.
I mean, come on, get real: The median annual salary of a plumber in America is $37,514.
Get real, John McCain. Get real.