Coming off fresh from a four day road trip in Wisconsin with Americans for Prosperity, Joe the Plumber talked to the crowd at RightOnline Chicago as Joe the Plumber will be making another trip to Texas after today’s stop in Chicago.
Joe the Plumber talked about his journey as a citizen during the 2008 election that paved the way for his well known status today. Known as Samuel Wurzelbacher, the symbol of the 2008 Presidential election talked about living in a all union neighborhood in his hometown in Toledo, Ohio and said that the buyer’s remorse of Barack Obama is stepping in as half the neighbors in his neighborhood are saying that they are regretting voting for Barack Obama.
Joe the Plumber also talked about that citizens need to be using the tools of new media including Facebook and Twitter and blogs especially with newspapers that are not publishing certian points of view to hold the politicans accountable especially on key issues such as the economy and health care.
Also, Joe the Plumber talked about key issues including health care and education. Joe the Plumber has advocated for a more merit based system to retain and fire teachers claming that the public school cirricula in Toledo, Ohio is watered down and said that he teaches his son outside of the classroom on concepts Ohio schools will not teach. Joe the Plumber also talked about the experiences from meeting with activists in Tomah, Wisconsin especially for those who own construction companies saying that the current economic policies in Washington is not allowing them to get the loans to expand the business.
Joe the Plumber has said that “this is the politicians responsibity for the mess at the state and federal level.” Wurzelbacher also said: “we elected them to do a job and we have a right to throw them out.” This comes as a lot of activists are expressing displeasure towards Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk on his vote on cap and trade in support of the job killing vote.
Activists had a chance to ask questions and activists have said that it should be up to conservatives to hold accountable mainstream media, businesses, actors, and others who advocate for causes that go against American principles.