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Plumbers! We’ve all called them—-sometimes with good results, sometimes with not-so-good results. But, plumbing is an integral part of housing in general. So today, congratulations plumbers of the world: Thanks to Joe, all eyes are on you. It appears you are pleased.

The following is a message from the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC):

National Plumbing Organization Responds to ‘Joe the Plumber’ Focus

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today the president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) released a statement applauding the efforts of both presidential candidates for their focus on plumbing contractors during the presidential debate on Wednesday night. Plumbing, heating and cooling contractors are small business owners who are becoming a prominent part of the debate on the country’s economic future.

“We think it is great that comments from ‘Joe the Plumber’ were brought up several times in last night’s presidential debate,” said PHCC President Joe Schmitt, Joe Schmitt & Sons Plumbing & Heating, Englewood, Ohio. “Plumbing, heating and cooling contractors, most of whom operate small businesses, have been a big part of the American economy during our organization’s 126-year history. Unfortunately, smaller companies like ours can be forgotten as the country focuses on big business issues.”

“The impact of the next administration’s tax policy will have a major impact on our members, no matter which party is in office. It is our sincere hope that both the Democratic and Republican candidates will think long and hard about the comments of my fellow Ohio plumber Joe Wurzelbacher as they consider future tax programs. It is imperative that entrepreneurs like Joe and PHCC members across the country have the opportunity to buy small businesses and create jobs for Americans. That is the American dream, after all.”