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Samuel ‘Joe the Plumber’ Wurzelbacher favors Reaganite policies that work
Very few political races this year better encapsulate the stark choices Americans face on Election Day this fall than the contest between Republican newcomer Joe Wurzelbacher and his 28-year incumbent Democrat opponent Marcy Kaptur for Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A quick perusal of the campaign website of the Toledo native and Air Force vet, made famous after questioning President Barack Obama’s “spread the wealth” Democratic Party economic philosophy in 2008, reveals Joe the Plumber’s consistent support for supply side policies that have proven effective in the past in fostering the creation of wealth and jobs in the private sector. Joe understands that government doesn’t create any wealth and that policies promising too much Democrat “spreading” prevents the creation of wealth.
Given the stark contrast between the results of the Carter and Obama/Democrat Congressional super-majority years as opposed to the Reagan/Newt-Clinton years, one has to wonder if Democrats not named Bill Clinton went Rip Van Winkle on us in 1983 and still haven’t awakened.
But a quick look at Democrat Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s website makes one wonder if her party simply prefers politics based upon favors for certain groups rather than policies that produce rising tides that lift all boats. Kaptur never touts any votes for policies that foster the creation of jobs in the private sector, other than for the joke we have all come to know, post-Solyndra, as “alternative energy”. That such a reference remains on her website reveals how out of touch with we the People one can become after 14+ terms in Washington, D.C.
Kaptur also sites her work on congressional subcommittees “to secure vital federal investments”. You know the kind. The “investments” that require that wealth creators be taxed to support, i.e. bureaucrats that restrict or liberty and seek to control our lives.
Her recitations remind of old remembrances of how much the late Democrat Senator Robert Byrd “did for West Virginia”. Yes, he too could point to government buildings built in that state that government workers occupied for eight hours/day non non-weekends and non-federal holidays. But what about the rest of West Virginia? He voted against all of the successful policies of Reagan in the 1980s and the GOP House in the 1990s.
Kaptur has a perfect pro-Obama voting record. How has that worked out for Ohio. Not so well.
Will Ohioans make the connection, finally, between Democrats and their empty wallets? One hopes so, and if anyone can return sanity to House votes on behalf of Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District, it is the man whose new political career is defined by wealth creation for all in the Buckeye state, Joe ‘the Plumber’ Wurzelbacher.
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