“The Myth of ‘Joe The Plumber” by Center for American Progress
October 17, 2008, 1:00am

Last weekend, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) visited a quiet neighborhood outside Toledo, OH, and ran into a man named Samuel J. Wurzelbacher. Wurzelbacher, known as “Joe,” asked Obama if he believed in the American Dream and expressed his concern about having to pay higher taxes should he fulfill his desire to own a small plumbing business.

From The Center for American Progress