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    Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, popularly known as "Joe the Plumber," was an American conservative activist and commentator. He gained national attention during the 2008 United States presidential election campaign for raising concerns that Obama's tax policy would increase taxes on small business owners. Wurzelbacher became a symbol of conservative values and small business owners. Wurzelbacher first gained prominence when he confronted then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama during a c...  more