‘Bob the Builder’

For Immediate Release Thursday, October 16, 2008

While Obama and McCain seek to put patches on leaks, Bob Barr hopes to rebuild America

“‘Joe the Plumber’ doesn’t need Senators Barack Obama or John McCain'” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president. “He needs ‘Bob the Builder.'”

“While Senators Obama and McCain seek only to put government patches on today’s problems, ‘Joe the Plumber’ needs a leader who will rebuild our government into one that serves the interests of the people; not the interests of Washington,” says Barr. “Senator McCain wants to make ‘Joe the Plumber’ responsible for his neighbor’s mortgage, and Senator Obama wants to tax ‘Joe the Plumber’ for being successful. Both Senators Obama and McCain want to spend ‘Joe the Plumber’s’ tax dollars on wasteful projects, such as the $850 billion dollar bailout of Wall Street.”

“Senators Obama and McCain are no friend to ‘Joe the Plumber,'” says Barr. “But ‘Bob the Builder is.’ ‘Bob the Builder’ says that Joe should be able to keep the fruits of his labor, and shouldn’t be responsible for the mistakes of other people. ‘Bob the Builder’ says Joe shouldn’t be asked to shoulder Wall Street, and shouldn’t have his son sent off to die in a war that should have never been started. ‘Bob the Builder’ wants to build a government that is limited to its Constitutional authority, spends less of Joe’s money and stays out of Joe’s life.”

“America needs a builder, not a patch-job,” says Barr. “Senators Obama and McCain are a part of our problems — they are not the solution. America needs a leader with the vision and the courage to stand up against government, and truly reform it, where it once again begins serving the interest of every Joe and Jane across America. America needs Bob Barr.”

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting www.LP.org . The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.