It is not all that shocking when a politician like Joe Walsh is a hypocrite. They all seem to say one thing and do another at different times, but when a Tea Party politician makes his entire career on statements about debt and financial responsibility and then turns out to be $100,000 behind on child support payments to his three kids, we are going to take notice.
Joe Walsh is a Tea Party congressman in Illinois who has made his career on fiscal responsibility. “We’ve got a government we can’t afford, and we’re broke!” he told supporters in Chicago recently. The irony is that Walsh's ex-wife claims the congressman, who makes $174,000 a year, is about $100,000 behind in child support payments and she has no money because of it.
Let us recall some of Walsh's recent statements:
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.
The hypocrisy is mind-blowing. "Have you no shame, sir?" Walsh asked President Obama in his stunning speech of hypocrisy entitled Walsh to Obama: Quit Lying. Here's an idea: How about he stop lying? How much do you owe your kids again, you piece of poo? Six figures?
It seems to me that the debt on the backs of his kids has more to do with his lazy arrearage than anything our government is doing. Or does he mean the children of other Tea Partiers who all want their cake and to eat it, too? Who will support Walsh's children if he won't? The government? I have an idea: Let's raise Walsh's debt ceiling! After all, that seems to be what he needs since he clearly can't afford to support his children the way he is supposed to.
His ex-wife claims in her lawsuit against him that Walsh only made partial payments to his three children between November 2005 and March 2008, but he stopped altogether in April 2008 and didn't resume payment until he started to receive a paycheck from the House. Meanwhile, he and his girlfriend took international vacations while claiming to be "too broke" to pay.
It's one thing to truly not have enough money. It's another to use your kids and grandkids and their futures to help you win political office while not doing your part to help them in the here and now. It's so disgusting and repugnant, there are no words.
These Tea Partiers -- and Joe Walsh in particular -- want to avail themselves of all that the government can do for them. They want to use all our resources and they don't want to have to pay for them. And they think that is the American way.
His kids should hate him every bit as much the rest of us should. He is selling lies about Obama's debt while not even caring for his own household. Say what you will against Obama, but he supports his children.
Do you think this is disgusting?
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