Rep. Joe Walsh being sued for $100k child support

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    Jul 28, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    All I can say about his financial situation vis-a-vis his angry video addressing the President is: PROJECTION MUCH? I know you don't want more debt, but confusing government and personal finances in your emotional response isn't going to help things. 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.”
    Before getting elected, he had told Laura Walsh that because he was out of work or between jobs, he could not make child support payments. So she was surprised to read in his congressional campaign disclosures that he was earning enough money to loan his campaign $35,000.

    “Joe personally loaned his campaign $35,000, which, given that he failed to make any child support payments to Laura because he ‘had no money’ is surprising,” Laura Walsh’s attorneys wrote in a motion filed in December seeking $117,437 in back child support and interest. “Joe has paid himself back at least $14,200 for the loans he gave himself.”

    Walsh’s attorneys responded in court filings: “Respondent admits that funds were loaned to his campaign fund. . . . Respondent admits that the campaign fund has repaid certain loans.”
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    Jul 28, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    another example of "do as i say...not as i do"

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    Jul 28, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    More republican hypocrisy.......
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    Jul 28, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    I actually pity the man. Here's a classic example of Shakespearean turmoil and disorder in the individual's world projected onto the country. I suppose that's how he found his calling--the Tea Party is the perfect channel for his sense of perceived injustice done to him and feelings of financial and personal inadequacy. His angry attitude probably got him elected.