Joe the Hedge Fund Manager
Joe The Hedge Fund Manager
Since hedge funds are rarely discussed during the presidential debate here's a short story on a Obama / McCain debate about Joe the Plumber vs. Joe the Hedge Fund Manager being helped by each parties tax plans.
The presidential campaign yesterday came down to a contest of ``Joe the Plumber'' versus ``Joe the Hedge-Fund Manager.''
Republican John McCain continued to invoke the Ohio man, known now as Joe the Plumber, to charge that Democrat Barack Obama would raise taxes on American workers. Obama countered that his plan would cut taxes for the Toledo-area plumber while McCain's proposals favor the wealthiest Americans.
``Thanks to him, we've finally learned what Senator Obama's economic goal is. As he told Joe, Barack Obama wants to, quote, `spread the wealth around,''' McCain said in New Hampshire, referring to Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who questioned Obama about his tax plan while the candidate was touring his neighborhood.
At a rally in Richmond, Virginia, Obama responded by saying, McCain ``isn't fighting for Joe the Plumber; he's fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund Manager.''
As stocks slump worldwide and a credit crunch burdens businesses and consumers, both candidates are focusing on the economy with the race in its final 12 days. Early voting already has begun in more than two dozen states, including the battlegrounds of Virginia, Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina. Source