Dead Beat Dad Tea Party Congressman Wants to Make the U.S. a Dead Beat Country
Reaching for the all-time height in hypocrisy, Tea Party mouthpiece Freshman Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh owes his wife and their three children $117,437 in back child support, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.
This is the same Congressman Walsh that has been ripping President Obama and Congressional Democrats for being fiscally irresponsible and has refused to vote for raising the debt ceiling. By leading the charge to push the United States into default, Walsh appears to want our nation to join him in not honoring the bills it owes, thus making this a dead beat country.
In arguing against the raising of the debt ceiling, Dead Beat Dad Tea Party Walsh had the gall to use children by stating, “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!”
He won’t place one more dollar of debt upon the back of his kids and won’t pay one dollar of child support he owes his kids.
Dead Beat Dad Rep. Walsh states he couldn’t afford to honor his obligation to pay the child support he owns because he is not a wealthy man. Yet, the dead beat Congressman personally loaned his recent campaign $35,000. Then after winning election he paid himself back at least $14,200 for the loans he gave himself.
In addition, in 2004, his wife Laura Walsh complained in a court motion that despite her ex-husband’s claims of poverty, he took a vacation to Mexico with his girlfriend and another to Italy.
Last night, Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word ripped Walsh to shreds. Disgusted and outraged, O’Donnell declared that “Deadbeat dad Joe Walsh is hereby banned from this program. He can go tell his lies about his family values and his sense of fiscal responsibility elsewhere.” He then went on to tear Rep. Walsh apart for putting his political career above his children’s well being, loaning his campaign money that could have gone to pay his child support.
Based on all this, Rep. Joe Walsh is awarded the award for the world’s number one dead beat dad.
Here’s is the video of Lawrence O’Donnell’s report on Dead Beat Dad Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh.