Is really Sam the owner of a small business. A Registered Republican, Ohio tax evadered, not a licensed plumber (check for yourself), and oh yeah, NOT a UNION Plumber!
So, why is being a union plumber in Ohio important, because it's a closed shop state. That means that if you're going to be a plumber (most likely a steamfitter or pipefitter), you'll likely be working major construction projects (unless you're working for Roto-Rooter and many of them are also unionized workers) and yuo aren't doing that if you aren't a union member. You certainly aren't doing any local, state or fed projects.
SO, how do I know he's not a union member? I asked.
And who did I ask?
Tim Burga, Chief of Staff of the Ohio AFL-CIO and here's what Tim had to say:
"Joe is not a plumber he's a businessman. If we don't elect Barack Obama, the plumbing business and working families dreams will go down the drain."