Tea Bagger "Fiscal Conservative" Rep (R- IL) Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support

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Mr "Chris, Chris, Hey Chris, Chris Matthews" is a bald faced hypocrite. This is sweet beyond belief. (That would be the reason I'm posting when I'm half asleep) h/t @utaustinliberal

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December.

“I won’t place one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids and grandkids unless we structurally reform the way this town spends money!” Walsh says directly into the camera in his viral video lecturing Obama on the need to get the nation’s finances in order.

Walsh starts the video by saying, “President Obama, quit lying. Have you no shame, sir? In three short years, you’ve bankrupted this country.”

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  • L. Shelburne

    What a liar and a hypocrite Representative Walsh is!  As a former child support prosecutor I can tell you that this deadbeat would not be walking around in the state of Kentucky.  He would be locked up on flagrant non-support charges, with the rest of the felons.  What a joke that he feigns concern for "future generations" when he does not care for his own children.  It takes a special kind of sociopathy to stare into a camera and claim good guy status under such appalling circumstances.  Don't patronize me Mr. Walsh with your claimed concernd for my progeny.   You should be expelled from the House for unbecoming conduct.  You are a criminal!

  • Walt

    This is just the ongoing theater of hypocrisy coming from these tea baggers.  There's this story and you have the Michele Bachmann stories of taking government funds like agricultural subsidies and medicaid and also earmarking over $63 million dollars, over the years, for both state and federal.  And yesterday, I heard three stories on the Norman Goldman Show, as reported by CBS News, of three freshmen tea baggers earmarking millions of dollars in bills.

    The irony here is this all makes for great comedy if it wasn't for the fact that these crazed people are willing to destroy our country.

  • Walt

    This is just the ongoing theater of hypocrisy coming from these tea baggers.  There's this story and you have the Michele Bachmann stories of taking government funds like agricultural subsidies and medicaid and also earmarking over $63 million dollars, over the years, for both state and federal.  And yesterday, I heard three stories on the Norman Goldman Show, as reported by CBS News, of three freshmen tea baggers earmarking millions of dollars in bills.

    The irony here is this all makes for great comedy if it wasn't for the fact that these crazed people are willing to destroy our country.

  • Atlas Shruggery

    Family Values!

    The error we make is thinking that Cons will be embarrassed by their hypocrisy. History has taught us that they have no shame.

  • Clancy

    One really should click through on the link to read the full story here. Walsh's defense is terrible. His attorney first claims that he doesn't owe anything, then qualifies it with "or anything near that amount." Wait, what? If you don't owe at all, then how can the amount be in question (even by your own attorney)? His attorney also indicates that Walsh's ex-wife agreed to settle the dispute last year for $10,000. Again, doesn't this seem to indicate that the Congressman acknowledges he owes something?

    Also strange, Walsh listed his income for 2010 as $21,000. However, he was somehow able to loan his campaign $35,000. I'm no financial wizard, but that seems to imply that Walsh somehow earns more money than he declares on his Congressional disclosure forms and possibly on his income tax filings and/or filings he has made to the courts in this child support case. It would be a shame if someone were to investigate these apparent discrepancies. . . .

  • http://twitter.com/HryPop HryPop

    The checks in the mail...

  • Anonymous

    Walsh has been all over the shows delaring himself holier than thou and from the Sun Times article he wouldn't know fiscal responsibility from a feather boa! Add to that and the Times lines him up as more than a bit of a con artist. Great great find Paddy!

  • Anonymous

    Great find Paddy!!

    There is truly no shame...not paying for his own kids, then using them to gain political points...a special place in h*ll for this one.

  • Oceandogsd

    Asshat