Conservative 'Joe the Plumber' Working Union Job

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 04:38 PM

By Cathy Burke

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Ohio conservative known as "Joe the Plumber," who famously challenged then-presidential candidate Barack Obama over taxing the rich, says he's working at a union job with Chrysler — and couldn't be happier.

"Yes, I have a website that puts out conservative news. Yes, I am part-owner of a gun company. Yes, I’m a Republican who was cast into the limelight for having the temerity to confront Barack Obama on the question of redistributing wealth," Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher declared on his Facebook page Tuesday, the Toledo Blade reports.

"But I’m a working man, and I’m working."

Wurzelbacher, 40, wrote that his new workplace is a union shop and he was required to join the United Auto Workers.

"Private unions, such as the UAW, is a choice between employees and employers," he wrote. "If that is what they want, then who am I to say you can’t have it?"

While Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, Wurzelbacher debated the Democratic candidate about his plans to raise taxes on incomes over $250,000. Wurzelbacher, who had no plumber's license but was legally working for a plumbing contractor, told Obama he was thinking about buying a plumbing business.

Four years later, Wurzelbacher made an unsuccessful run for Congress against Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

New Rules Coming for Opting Out of Contraceptive Coverage

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 10:13 AM

On the heels of the Supreme Court's temporary order allowing faith-based universities and charities to opt out of provid . . .

Marco Rubio: States Should Determine Gay Marriage Laws

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 09:55 AM

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hasn't changed his stance on same-sex marriage, despite a judge's decision last week . . .

NBC Denies Report 'Meet the Press' Host Being Replaced

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 09:33 AM

NBC denied a New York Post report that Meet the Press host David Gregory is being replaced.
 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved