'Joe the Plumber' Upstages Candidates

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CBNNews.com -The man known as 'Joe the Plumber' is getting just as much, or more, attention than the presidential candidates since Wednesday night's debate.

Joe Wurzelbacher, a Christian, grabbed the spotlight when Sen. John McCain cited him as an example of someone who can expect to suffer under Sen. Barack Obama's economic policy.

Click play to hear Wurzelbacher talk about his unexpected fame and his views about the issues in this election.

Wurzelbacher, 34, said he was underwhelmed with Obama's position on taxes. He recently confronted the Illinois senator over his plan to "spread the wealth around" by taxing higher income earners. He contends that Obama's plan would hurt him if he chose to buy the plumbing business he has been saving up for.

"One, I'm not wealthy," he said. "This is something that I'm going to have to make payments on in order to purchase."

"And for him to think that he has a say in how I spend my money, it's my discretion that I give to the church, that I give to charities, that I give to friends or family members. It's not the government's place," he said.

He continued, "To step in and say 'you're making a little too much, I want to make it fair' - life's not fair."

The Ohio plumber has since been flooded with requests for interviews for the media about his remarks. Wurzelbacher has also weighed in with a Christian perspective on the Iraq war.

"Everything that Americans take for granted, I mean these guys haven't had it - now they've got it. That's an incredible thing. I don't know if you guys are Christians or not, but that's like someone coming to Jesus and being saved. These guys have freedom," he said.

Although he is outspoken on the issues, Wurzelbacher will not say who he will vote for.

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