Iâ€™m terribly cheap as well as broke, and it gets me to pay what licensed plumbers charge. But I have hired many over the years, and Iâ€™m glad now to have a plumber who is very good, she saves me money in the long run.
Over the years, Iâ€™ve discovered that plumbers know some things about electric wires, where they are located, gas pipes, underground city water pipes, building codes. Good stuff to know. I donâ€™t want to get electrocuted, blown up or drowned. My house is almost a hundred years old, and I have a twenty year plan to bring it up to the twenty first century. I trust my plumber. I think she votes Democratic, but itâ€™s not a political relationship. Itâ€™s based on competence and honesty.
In Republican politics I guess you can be a plumber and bypass all that credential stuff. And I guess not show any references, or pay your taxes. Itâ€™s okay to talk about a business you are planning to buy as if you really were, when actually you donâ€™t have the money. Itâ€™s okay to misrepresent the other candidateâ€™s tax plan, which would be better for you but not for your new political friends. Theyâ€™ll take care of you after the election.
Will Joe the Plumber get to work on the McCain mansions? I hope so, because a working guy needs a job, even if heâ€™s paid under the table.