I'm pissed that at the last two jobs I've had my employers have paid me 8 bucks an hour and justified it by saying that we make our money on the overtime we work.
I'm pissed that in order to make enough money to support my family I had to work anywhere from 50-100 hours a week.
Here's what really pisses me off. Those weeks that I really put the hours in, because of a special event coming up, or to pay off a bill, or just to sock a little extra money in the savings account... I was rewarded by being bumped up into a higher tax bracket.
And then there's Joe.
This guy has been attacked by the media for one reason and one reason only. He was approached by the Golden Boy in front of cameras and dared to speak his mind. He wasn't disrespectful. He just asked a question.
They've attacked him because his name isn't really Joe. (It's his middle name. I happen to know more than a few people who go buy their middle names.)
They've attacked him because he had unpaid taxes. (Something tells me there's more than one Democrat out there with unpaid property taxes, just a hunch.)
They've attacked him because he doesn't have a plumber's license. (He's covered by the business he works for as far as that goes.)
They've attacked him simply for being a registered Republican when he claimed that he was trying to decide who to vote for. (I guess that being a registered voter to a particular party means you no longer get to use your brain to make a decision... Hrm.)
They've claimed that he's a plant for the Republican Party, and have even speculated that because he at one time lived in Alaska he has a connection to Sarah Palin. (This one makes the least sense to me. Honestly.)
Can you imagine if he admitted to owning guns or being pro-life? They'd be burning him in effigy.
Posted by Epijunky at 10/23/2008 03:09:00 PM