I would not discuss religion or politics, especially Obama, with you as a customer. It appears that this handyman is a super salesman, since you seem to keep having him do the work. I doubt that he has ANY contractor licenses so the regulatory boards would could only institute a lawsuit to shut him down, and since that is time and money intensive, they seldom bother. IF you had used a plumber it would probably not have happened in the first place, but if it did the licensing board would have the authority to make him redo it properly, or possibly have it done and charge the original contractor for it. You went the "cheap" way with a handyman and you have little recourse other than to call someone else and have the problems corrected. "$70.00 valves"? I don't believe it.