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Progressive Taxation and the Sad Saga of Joe the Plumber

Illustration by Tom Bachtell / New Yorker.It all started with Adam Smithby Steve Coll / October 27, 2008 The rise and fall of Joe the Plumber as a symbol of the American self-made man’s resistance to progressive taxation began on … Continue reading

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Who Needs Watergate? We’ve Got Joe the Plumber!

Looking good, Joe.Latest on Joe: Things just ain’t what they seem.By sweatpantsmom / October 16, 2008 If you watched the third and final presidential debate last night you know that there were many mentions of “Joe the Plumber.” Joe is … Continue reading

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