Originally Posted by kittymonsters
BTW if I had kids I would be delighted if they had you teaching them.
Thanks! Hopefully I'll be at Philadelphia public in a year or two.
Originally Posted by calico2222
Oh for pete's sake people, hasn't anyone ever heard of someone asking a hypothetical question? He said he was "thinking" about buying a business. Not that he has the contract written up, NOT that he has the money in the bank, NOT that he has a contractor's license. My husband is also "thinking" of starting his own contracting business and it takes a lot of planning and consideration, including his paying out the money to get his own license instead of working under someone elses. I think his question was more if it was worth trying to chase the american dream if, once successful, more of his profits will be taken away and given to people who didn't try to chase it. It's something DH and I have talked about as well.
As for "running his mouth" to the candidate...forgive me, but isn't that what rallies are for? So voters can ask the candidates questions about their plans and policies? I didn't see anyone running their mouth, I saw a concerned voter asking a valid question about what would happen if he went forward with his plan under Obama's presidency.
And as for him being late paying his taxes, is there anyone on this forum that has NEVER been late paying a bill in their entire life? Maybe there is, and if so you have it more together than I do, and more so than most of us I would bet.
The problem with not having a license is that he claims the business consists of him and only one partner/boss-- Al Newell. Neither of them is a licensed plumber in Ohio (and you must have a license to be operating legally). He says he doesn't need one since he works for someone, but that is false according to Ohio law. He is working on getting one, supposedly.
Basically, if he's a plumber, he's doing it illegally.
And as has been mentioned, it's more than just late. This is his second tax lien. That means he has a habit of just not paying his taxes. This is relevant only because the amount of his taxes was the only thing mentioned about him in the debate.
Also-- he is a professed McCain supporter, though he attempts to come off as an undecided voter.