Joe the Plumber will be announcing whether he’s running for Congress from the great state of Ohio, today. Personally, I think it’s a wonderful idea. Mr. Plumber has repeatedly expressed his disdain for politicians so it’s only right that he should become one, assuming a role as part of that broken and ass-backwards mess in D.C. He’ll fit right in.
Ohio, is particularly in need of Mr. Plumber’s assistance. The New York Times reports a 53% surge in poverty in the nation’s burbs since 2000, with nearly 60% of Cleveland’s poor now living in its suburbs. That’s up from 46% in 2000. The Times reports, “The Cleveland Food Bank, which serves six counties, doubled its distribution between 2005 and 2010.”
Remember the suburbs? That’s middle America friends, the heart and soul of what’s left of our civilization, and it’s being devastated. The American people can’t afford to buy food. Think about it. This isn’t some political theory that can be argued over by cable channel pundits. This is baseline bad, and it’s right here, right now. Makes you wonder if the folks in Washington have a clue as to what’s going on outside the beltway, doesn’t it?
Not to worry though, a fix is on the way. Rick “hang-um-high” Perry is now proposing a 20% flat tax, while Herman “pizza guy” Cain, is sticking with his “9-9-9” plan. Although he now appears to be making revisions. Like I said, Mr. Plumber will fit right in.
Okay, it’s official, Mr. Plumber is running for congress. All right then. Pick up your plunger, raise it to the skies and shout hallelujah! Unstop those plugged up drains, choked with the political fecal matter, decay and rhetorical waste of decades. You know he will. He’s Joe the Plumber.