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  Wurzelbacher, Samuel "Joe"
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AffiliationRepublican  
  2008-09-01  
 
NameSamuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher
Address355 Shrewsbury Street Springfield Township
Holland, Ohio 43528, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 03, 1973 (47 years)
ContributorScott³
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 20, 2011 01:06am
Tags Caucasian - Single - Air Force - Straight -
InfoFull Name: Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (pronounced whur-zell-BAHK-er) ... better known as Joe the Plumber

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I was born in Toledo in 1973. And although my parents, Kay and Frank Wurzelbacher, took me to the panhandle of Florida to complete elementary and junior high school, I returned to Toledo to finish and graduate from high school.

Like many young men graduating from high school, I enlisted in the Air Force looking for adventure, a career, and a way to serve the country I love. What I found was the true defintion of courage, values that were expected to be played out in day to day life, and a great respect for selfless leadership. The Air Force also taught me practical things like plumbing. Yes, I really did work as a plumber in the Air Force while stationed in Alaska and North Dakota!

I left the Air Force in 1996 a little bit wiser and loving my country even more. Although not a perfect country – a great country made up of many great people who care. I, of course, worked as a plumber for quite awhile until I found a job that gave me more opportunity to advance. I started at Global Crossings as a data entry assistant and worked my way up to the position of Communications Engineer.

Unfortunately, during this time, I was married and divorced with a son, Joey. My travelling life as a Communications Engineer was not compatible with raising a son as a single father. So, I made the tough decision to take the salary cut and go back into plumbing so I could spend more time with my son. (Just for the record, although this decision put me into debt to the IRS, I have never and will never regret it. I think Joey and I have the good relationship we have today because I gave up the money to have time with him.)

Then . . . . . . in walks Barack Hussein Obama.

If I had known then what I know now, I might have kept my mouth shut and not asked Barack how his tax policy would effect my plans to purchase a small plumbing business. I was then promptly thrown into the political world of lies, distortion and half-truths.

I lost my job as a plumber because of that interview. And I (along with other freedom-loving Americans) have spent the last 3 years watching now President Obama make good on his threat of spreading the wealth around.

It’s not working for us. Rather than spreading the wealth around, he’s making EVERYONE poor to gain political control. We all have to work to stop this insanity. I am choosing not to be a spectator in the governing of this country. I am choosing to fight the power grabs and corruption that is permeating every level of our government.

I am running for Congress in the 9th District of Ohio. And I’m asking you to stand with me. Enough is enough. No matter which side of the political fence you stand on, stealing is wrong.

Taking something by force from your neighbor and giving it to another is wrong – no matter which political party you belong to.

Cheating people by enforcing hidden taxes in food , heat and energy and then blaming high prices on the companies is wrong – no matter which political party you belong to.

And spending more than you have and asking your children to become a slave to pay for your irresponsibility is unconscionable – no matter which political party you belong to.

I’ve recently married the love of my life Katie. And as a family, we’re committed to sacrifice whatever we have to keep this country free.

But we need your help. Please: Pray, Help, Donate, Vote.


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Toledo Blade, circa 2008

Wurzelbacher lives alone with his 13-year-old son on Shrewsbury Street in Springfield Township.

"Mr. Wurzelbacher told reporters Thursday morning that he worked for Newell Plumbing & Heating Co., a small local firm whose business addresses flow back to several residential homes, including one on Talmadge Road in Ottawa Hills."

"He said he was born in the Toledo area, lived until he was 13 in the Florida Panhandle area, went to Springfield High School, and then entered the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at an Air Force base in Alaska from 1992 until 1995. He said he was honorably discharged.

Mr. Wurzelbacher also said he lived in Arizona from 1997 until 2000."

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Jun 19, 2012 12:00pm Video ‘Joe The Plumber’ Blames Gun Control For The Holocaust  Article RP 
Jul 29, 2011 09:20am Blog Entry [Joe the Plumber] Sam [Wurzelbacher] the Motivational Speaker returns to Wisconsin; ads ahoy!  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 06, 2010 11:30am General Newly Elected, 'Joe The Plumber' Picks Dark Horse In 2012  Article Thomas Walker 
May 05, 2010 02:20pm News 2008 campaign sensation Joe the Plumber wins seat on local Republican Party committee in Ohio  Article Thomas Walker 
Feb 15, 2010 09:55am Amusing "Joe the Plumber" Bashes John McCain  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 16, 2009 04:35pm Amusing [Meghan] McCain: Joe the Plumber is a 'Dumbass'  Article Homegrown Democrat 

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