"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
When I saw this pathetic little man rant on TV... I wonder what skeletons are hiding in his closet. With such arrogance and a BIG BIG mouth... surely he had a few. Today's headline proved me right. He's a big man when he spouts that the President is a liar but he has no character when it comes to supporting his own children... LOOK WHO'S LYING NOW! Typical Tea Party PHONY!
"President Obama, quit lying.
You know darn well that if August 2nd comes and goes there is plenty of money to pay off our debt
and cover all social security obligations." - Joe Walsh 'TPR' from Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, the tea party-backed Republican who squeaked into office last year by vowing to bring fiscal responsibility to Washington and who has been one of President Barack Obama's most outspoken critics during the standoff over the debt ceiling, is being sued for more than $100,000 in unpaid child support, a newspaper reported.
The freshman congressman's ex-wife, Laura Walsh, filed the claim against him in December as part of their divorce case, saying he owed $117,437 to her and their three children, the Chicago Sun-Times reported in a story published Wednesday. She contends that Walsh loaned his own campaign $35,000 and took international vacations but said he couldn't afford child support payments because he was between jobs or out of work.
"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 the motion. "Joe has paid himself back at least $14,200 for the loans he gave himself."
Walsh, whose campaign was marked by allegations of financial mismanagement, said he thought he and his ex-wife were coming to an agreement on the money owed, according to a February court filing. His attorney, R. Steven Polachek, denied that the congressman owed $117,437 in back child support and interest and said the amount was much less.
"I dispute that he owes the child support that she's claiming or anywhere near that amount," Polachek said. "Joe Walsh hasn't been a big-time wage-earner politician until recently — he's had no more problems with child support than any other average guy."
Joe and Laura Walsh were married for 15 years when she filed for divorce in 2002. He has since remarried.
A phone message left Thursday at Walsh's congressional office wasn't immediately returned, and his spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.