this whole Joe the plumber thing is really turning me off. Why on earth is he speaking at McCain rallies?
I think people lose site of the fact that if you reach a higher tax bracket, only that portion of income in the higher bracket is taxed at the higher rate--not your entire income. If Joe the plumber doesn't want to buy his "business" because a portion of his net (not gross, but net and I don't think he understands this) will be taxed at an additional 3%, his business was never going to make it anyway.
I am certain to vote for McCain after listening to the arguments of former GE CEO Jack Welch, not Joe the plumber.