Joe Citizen

Joe Citizen

The average, ordinary, or typical citizen. (Though the term is gendered, it does not necessarily refer to a man.) You understand the way Congress works because you're studying politics, but to Joe Citizen, it is often just a complete mystery. Look, the only thing that will matter to Joe Citizen is whether or not your policies provide jobs and lower taxes.
See also: citizen, joe

Joe Citizen

(ˈdʒo ˈsɪtəsnæ)
n. a general term for a male representative of the public. Joe Citizen hasn’t spoken yet! Watch the results of the election.
See also: citizen, joe
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Wouldn't it be great to see Joe Citizen enter one of those tournaments in a 16- or 18-foot aluminum Jon boat strapped with a 40-horsepower outboard and win the event?
That level of thinking is why we have half of red snapper takes devoted to selling the fish even as Joe Citizen is locked out from limited year-around catches.
It seems to me the real test of democracy is the extent to which Joe Citizen is able to influence the government.
That "scenario" might have enough of an impact on Joe Citizen to at least cause him/her to pause and reflect on the possibilities.
I'll miss it a lot, but I'll also enjoy being Joe Citizen."
"They vet most of the people, but I told them, 'You can't do that with me, because I don't know what I'm going to say.' It was supposed to be a contrast with all the scripted speeches, because I'm Joe Citizen," he said.
It's verging on the ridiculous, particularly as some of the risk managing banker buffoons still expected Joe Citizen to pay for their bonuses as well!
Even insider-trading laws don't apply to our lawmakers, despite their regular access to valuable market information Joe Citizen will never hear, not to mention their power to tilt markets and pick winners and losers by removing a sentence from this piece of legislation, or adding a clause to that one.
As the jury trial vanishes, the opportunity for Joe Citizen to appreciate personally the wonder that is our jury system has disappeared along with it.
But, if Joe Citizen has better ideas on how to properly conduct airport security, please bring them forward, if not, then shut up and take the pain.
Some journalists feel particularly affronted by the trend of "citizen journalism." Typical comments: "Joe Citizen is not a goddamn journalist." ...
Neither large, corporate copyright owners nor Congress can expect Joe Citizen to abide by the interpretation of today's copyright law because that interpretation is unreasonable to the point of being stupid.
Even now, in his late 80s, he can be seen not just on the concert stage but on the street corner, protesting the Iraq invasion as Joe Citizen and not Mr.
When it takes some average Joe Citizen like me, who comes out of some remote suburb like Aliso Viejo, California, to bring national awareness to this crisis, there is something incompetent or corrupt within your government.
In fact, Joe Citizen is paying more for gasoline, home heating costs and a laundry list of other products, thanks to petroleum supply problems felt around the world.