Joe's Plumbing - 2017

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    Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber
    to come and fix it.

    Joe drives to Obama's house, which is located in a very exclusive neighborhood
    where all the residents make more than $250,000 per year. Joe
    arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room
    that contains the leaky pipe under a sink. Joe assesses the problem
    and tells Obama, who is standing near the door, that it's an easy
    repair that will take less than 10 minutes.

    Obama asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe immediately says, "$9,500."
    "$9,500?" Obama asks, stunned, "But you said it's an easy
    repair! "Yes, but what I do is charge those who make $250,000
    per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer
    people for free," explains Joe. "It's always been my
    philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied government who
    passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers do business
    this way. It's known as 'Joe's Fair Plumbing Act of 2014.' Surprised
    you haven't heard of it."

    In spite of that, Obama tells Joe there's no way he's paying that much for a
    small plumbing repair, so Joe leaves. Obama spends the next hour
    flipping through the phone book looking for another plumber, but he
    finds that all other plumbing businesses listed have gone out of
    business. Not wanting to pay Joe's price, Obama does nothing and the
    leak goes unrepaired for several days.

    A week later the leak is so bad that Obama has had to put a bucket under
    the sink. The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every
    hour, and there's a risk that the room will flood, so Obama calls
    Joe and pleads with him to return.

    Joe tells Obama that he can set up an appointment in about 6 months from now
    because he has so many people getting their plumbing work done for
    FREE. "The demand for plumbing work for those who get it for
    free is skyrocketing!!! There's a long waiting list of those
    who need repairs. "Let's see - this repair will cost you about
    $21,000 now."

    "What!!! A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!" Obama quickly fires
    back. Joe explains,

    "Well, because of the 'Joe's Fair Plumbing Act,' a lot of rich people have
    hired their own "personal plumbers" to fix their plumbing, so there
    are fewer payers. As a result, the rate I have to charge my
    wealthy paying customers keeps rising. This has put a lot of
    my fellow plumbers out of business, and they're not being replaced -
    nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they
    won't make any money. I'm hurting too - all thanks to greedy rich
    people like you who won't pay their fair
    share."


    "Joe! This could be bad. If all the rich people have their own plumbers and you
    can't charge the poorer people, you'll go broke. What will you
    do then?"


    Joe immediately replies, "Run for president!"
     
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