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Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support
Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Abdon Pallasch

Posted on 07/27/2011 9:26:25 PM PDT by ejdrapes

Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support
BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter/apallasch@suntimes.com July 27, 2011 9:59PM

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.”

In court documents, after his ex-wife, Laura Walsh, asked a judge to suspend his driver’s license until he paid his child support, Joe Walsh asks his ex-wife: “Have you no decency?”

Joe Walsh’s attorney, R. Steven Polachek, called the claim of a $117,437 debt “unfounded.”

“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.”

While Laura Walsh’s attorneys say they have been awaiting a meeting with Joe Walsh’s attorney to work out a settlement, Polachek said it’s her attorneys who have been stalling.


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1 posted on 07/27/2011 9:26:29 PM PDT by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

He has accountants pay for it all.


2 posted on 07/27/2011 9:27:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ejdrapes

>>“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.”
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It isn’t the facts of the allegation, merely the magnitude of the assertion.


3 posted on 07/27/2011 9:29:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: dfwgator

Love that song, never really thought how true it is of political types.


4 posted on 07/27/2011 9:30:34 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: ejdrapes

The Chicago Way strikes again!


5 posted on 07/27/2011 9:30:41 PM PDT by pankot
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To: ejdrapes
Yeah. Hell hath no misery like dealing with a vindictive ex-wife.
6 posted on 07/27/2011 9:31:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: freedumb2003
It isn’t the facts of the allegation, merely the magnitude of the assertion.

Yep.

7 posted on 07/27/2011 9:32:40 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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To: ejdrapes

He should sue her for custody of his children. That way he will know they will received his support.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 9:32:47 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: ejdrapes

Someone please queue the GIF of the stick-figure guy banging his head against the wall.


9 posted on 07/27/2011 9:33:11 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - Holy Flippin' Crap!!)
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To: dfwgator
He has accountants pay for it all.

LOL

I hope this claim is bogus, and Rep. Walsh doesn't have a flock of waaaa waaas heading his way.

10 posted on 07/27/2011 9:34:57 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: ejdrapes

Walsh should demand DNA tests because, “Everybody knows what a skank and a pig Laura is. It’s probably a bunch of pool boys, mailmen, and UPS drivers who owe her the money.”


11 posted on 07/27/2011 9:37:10 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ejdrapes

I think that just the fact that some lib named Abdon Pallasch nailed him is embarrassing enough.


12 posted on 07/27/2011 9:37:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: ejdrapes
She only filed in December, but claims he owes $100K in back child support? How long have they been separated?

I don't know the facts of the issue, but Joe Walsh maybe should have gotten his own fiscal house in order before becoming so outspoken on the debt issue.

13 posted on 07/27/2011 9:38:07 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ejdrapes

Ya? So what? He’s got personal problems. What’s that got to do with the vision of the Founders?


14 posted on 07/27/2011 9:38:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: ejdrapes

He would have been in jail by for that amount.


15 posted on 07/27/2011 9:43:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ejdrapes
Oh, the Dims are loving this, I'm sure. This came from Chicago. Hmmmm-——
16 posted on 07/27/2011 9:50:10 PM PDT by Humal
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To: freekitty

I have read some horrific charges in child support and divorce papers. The wording is such as to get a response out of the other party. The vast majority of claims are proven false in a hearing.
Basically, you can say anything in a civil document accusing the other party and don’t have to defend it until it goes to a hearing or trial.

Bascially, I wouldn’t give this claim by the ex a moments thought until after the hearing/trial.


17 posted on 07/27/2011 9:52:17 PM PDT by midcop402
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To: SuziQ
I don't know the facts of the issue

That says it all. I want the facts before forming an opinion especially given the source of the story. Walsh has raised his profile attacking Obama. The Chicago press is trying to destroy him. They do that to plenty of Reps. Look at what allegations were made against Palin or the nuisance law suits filed against her. The Dems are the party that practices the politics of personal destruction.

18 posted on 07/27/2011 9:56:48 PM PDT by kabar
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To: midcop402

Nothing like an ex spouse that feels slighted or has possibly been offered something from the other side. But this is ridiculous. I saw a judge put a guy in jail because he didn’t come up with the money and he had it. He said he had cancer which may have been true or not; but he had the money and he didn’t pay; so he was going to jail.


19 posted on 07/27/2011 10:00:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: LaybackLenny
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20 posted on 07/27/2011 10:01:13 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: dfwgator

I guess he will have to sell his Maserati to pay for it all.


21 posted on 07/27/2011 10:01:43 PM PDT by BBell
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To: SuziQ

That was just the date this suit was filed the support is for a number of years.


22 posted on 07/27/2011 10:07:45 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: ejdrapes; mickie
This babe must be full bore Mensa.

Nothing like going public with this stuff to insure Rep. Walsh's political career will suffer, perhaps fatally. Talk about killing the golden goose.....

The medical benefits he receives as a congressman are certainly of great value to the young children for years to come. What can this stupid woman be thinking of?

Congratulation to him for dumping her (if he's the dumper, not the dumpee, LOL.)

Leni

23 posted on 07/27/2011 10:08:49 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Those of Us who Work for a Living Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: MinuteGal

“What can this stupid woman be thinking of?”

Herself, he’s doing well now and she wants some.


24 posted on 07/27/2011 10:26:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ejdrapes

The depression, default and decline from political correctness, feminism and romanticism proceeds. Enjoy the slide.


25 posted on 07/27/2011 10:38:13 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: ejdrapes
“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.”

Translation:

Charlie Rangel can hide his purchase of property in the Caribbean for years.

Nancy Pelosi can steal Treasure Island from San Francisco and give it to her family's construction company to develop over the next decade.

But if an "Average Joe" should make it into Congress today, the "wealthiest 1%" of Congress will see to it that he's ousted at the soonest opportunity.

-PJ

26 posted on 07/27/2011 10:38:58 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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Soros/DNC opposition research people taking aim at a fearless Tea Party spokesman. The Sun Times is a bankrupt tabloid that does little more than reprint press releases from Democrat politicians and front groups. No credibility. At all.
27 posted on 07/27/2011 10:43:34 PM PDT by Godwin1 (godwin 1)
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To: ejdrapes

From the article...

“In addition to the foreclosure on his condominium, Walsh was haunted during his campaign by disclosures of liens on his property from unpaid bills and staffers abandoning his campaign, saying he wasn’t paying them.

Keith Liscio, who said Walsh hired him to be campaign manager — Walsh disputes that — has sued Walsh for $20,000 in salary he said Walsh owes him. Both sides are trying to settle that case.

Staffers learned during the campaign that Walsh was driving on a suspended license. His license was suspended twice in 2008 for his failure to appear in court, and he was cited in 2009 for driving on a suspended license, according to the Illinois Secretary of State.”

Nice to see the He-Man Woman Haters Club is out in full force, but this guy is a loser...


28 posted on 07/27/2011 10:50:31 PM PDT by stormer
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To: ejdrapes

His official bio says: “He and his wife Helene together have five children.” but apparently he also has an ex-wife named Laura.


29 posted on 07/27/2011 10:53:45 PM PDT by iowamark
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She only filed in December, but claims he owes $100K in back child support? How long have they been separated?

December. Imagine that. His Ex filed a month after his winning the election and a month before he took office.

What timing!

30 posted on 07/27/2011 10:58:43 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: dfwgator

...from the musical Joe Walsh....”life’s been good so far.”

(Something like that.)

Oh, the awesome memories and flashbacks!


31 posted on 07/27/2011 11:06:45 PM PDT by hummingbird (Help keep Guam from tilting...still not tilting...)
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To: iowamark

This whole mess makes no sense.

It says his ex-wife only filed for divorce in December [2010?] and he owed $117,000 in child support THEN, according to papers she filed with the divorce????

Bio says he has another wife and they have FIVE children.

If he only got divorced from Laura around February, how did he and wife #2 manage to have five children?

I’ve thoroughly confused myself, so I’ll quit now.


32 posted on 07/27/2011 11:09:09 PM PDT by octex
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To: SuziQ

She’s been trying to get money out of him for nine years...


33 posted on 07/27/2011 11:10:57 PM PDT by stormer
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To: octex

It doesn’t actually say that they were divorced in 2010. She just filed this particular petition asking for back child support in 2010.

When a bio says that John Doe and his wife have five children “together” or “between them,” it usually means that they have five children from their previous marriages, relationships, etc..


34 posted on 07/27/2011 11:30:26 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: ejdrapes; iowamark; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; Dengar01; randita; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; ...

Doesn’t really matter. He got the remap shaft and is probably gonna end up running against another Republican (Hultgren).

Club for Growth is backing him but it’s mostly Hultgren’s district.

Former State Senator versus this guy (solid conservative but iffy personal history), I can’t see Hultgren losing.


35 posted on 07/28/2011 12:25:28 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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Joe is a good man, and obviously ruffling some feathers here in Chicagoland.

Welcome to the meatgrinder Joe.

I’m sure that his ex was approached by a good dem lawyer.

Here in Chicago, it is not the outcome of the case that matters when it comes to R’s, it is the allegations.

This will run front page in both of our papers for a few weeks, you can bet on it.


36 posted on 07/28/2011 12:56:34 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: esoxmagnum

I long ago added Illinois to the states that will be asked to leave the republic in order to save it. It joins the lovely states of Massachusettes, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maryland and New Jersey. I’d add California but they left on their own.


37 posted on 07/28/2011 3:14:08 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: ejdrapes

The Obama media group is determined to silence conservatives.

This is just one their many schemes to destroy the Tea Party groups.

The Chicago Sun-Times splashed this on their front page today:

TEA PARTY REP. SUED FOR $100,000 IN CHILD SUPPORT.


38 posted on 07/28/2011 4:39:35 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: freekitty

The Chicago Tribune a leftist rag was out to destroy another Republican and were successful even though the ex spouse recanted and in fact supported the candidate.

Ryan file a bombshell
Ex-wife alleges GOP candidate took her to sex clubs

By John Chase and Liam Ford Tribune staff reporters

June 22, 2004
“Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jack Ryan’s ex-wife, TV actress Jeri Ryan, accused him of taking her to sex clubs in New York and Paris, where he tried to coerce her into having sex with him in front of strangers, according to records released Monday from the couple’s California divorce file.

Jack Ryan denied the allegations when they were made in 2000, when the couple was engaged in a bitter child custody battle a year after their divorce.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jack Ryan (politician)
Born October 6, 1959 (age 51)
Illinois, United States
Occupation Politician
Spouse Jeri Ryan (1991–1999) (divorced)

Jack Ryan (born October 6, 1959) is a Republican from the state of Illinois who was forced to withdraw from the 2004 United States Senate race due to an alleged sex scandal involving his relationship with his ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan.[1][2] His eventual replacement, Alan Keyes, would go on to lose the general election to State Senator and future President of the United States, Barack Obama.


39 posted on 07/28/2011 4:45:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ejdrapes

The Rats’ vast network of opposition researchers is ramping up.


40 posted on 07/28/2011 5:05:34 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: ejdrapes

“Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support” and?

THIS is supposed to mean he can’t get in the ring and take on the fraud in the straw hat? I DON’T THINK SO!

Hang in Joe, keep fighting.


41 posted on 07/28/2011 5:23:28 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: stormer
*** Nice to see the He-Man Woman Haters Club is out in full force, but this guy is a loser... ***

Don't pull that trigger yet. I read this *thing* too...

  1. This articl Hit Piece is from the Chicago Slum-Times.
  2. The Slum-Times carries the water for Chicago and Cook County Rats.
  3. Some of the Slum-Times staff includes the racist Mary Mitchell and the not so 'Rev' Jesse Jackson.
  4. Note the Judge's name in this family court case. Female - He was cooked from day one.
  5. In IL every Father-Husband in a divorce and/or custody case is GUILTY even when proved innocent.(1)
  6. In IL you can have your Driver License suspended for failing to have your car take and pass, an emissions test.
  7. As to his Evanston condo situation -- I could name a dozen reasons for that. None are politically correct.
(1) I could write a HORROR Story, but a TRUE one, of what happened to our ex next door neighbor(s). The wife was a slut and the hubby got F___ed. She played the whole thing out like she had it planned from day one of their *marriage*.
42 posted on 07/28/2011 5:27:33 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Impy

How is this news surprising? We knew that Walsh was a deadbeat since the campaign (he had his condo foreclosed, tax liens on other properties for non-payment, and didn’t pay his campaign staffers their salary), and he almost lost in a heavily GOP district despite the huge GOP wave. And, as you said, he got shafted in redistricting and was going to be a one-termer anyways. Maybe he can get a cable TV show after his one term in Congress, but aside from that possibility he’ll never again make enough money to pay off his 9-year child-support debt, so his ex-wife is smart to sue now instead of waiting until he loses reelection and has already pissed away all the money he made.

This should be a cautionary tale for us: just because someone is eloquent and says all the right things does not mean that he or she is a good candidate. (I was going to say that Walsh is a male version of Christine O’Donnell, but I just remembered that in the DE GOP Senate primary threads I had described O’Donnell as a female version of Walsh.)


43 posted on 07/28/2011 5:29:14 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: ejdrapes

Does anyone find the timing of this a little suspect? How about the fact this originated in Chicago?


44 posted on 07/28/2011 5:47:54 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: KeyLargo

I was trying to think of this one. I have never liked that Jeri Ryan since then. She sold out.


45 posted on 07/28/2011 6:09:11 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Impy; BillyBoy

I think that Rep. Walsh will win the primary. Republican primaries are usually won by the most conservative candidate, and Walsh is more conservative than Hultgren.


46 posted on 07/28/2011 6:24:34 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: iowamark

“It doesn’t actually say that they were divorced in 2010. She just filed this particular petition asking for back child support in 2010.”


The article said she FILED the divorce papers in December along with the petition for child support. They weren’t divorced in December, since that’s when the papers were filed.


47 posted on 07/28/2011 6:26:54 AM PDT by octex
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To: LaybackLenny
A little late, but here it is. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
48 posted on 07/28/2011 6:50:14 AM PDT by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: ejdrapes
Been there and played this game. My Ex signed an afidavit to the great state of Texas, claiming I was over 10K in arrears on my child support. I was able to bring to court, a copy of my bank statements and cancelled checks that showed that not only was I not in arrears, but I had over paid by several thousand dollars.

Consequences to her for filing a false document with the court, lying about it under oath, and other similar things? Nothing. Nada. Zip. Women lie about this kind of thing all the time. Don't believe a word about this until it's been adjudicated.

49 posted on 07/28/2011 7:11:57 AM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
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To: zeugma
Double damn disgusting. My brother had an ex- who was playing patty cake on him. He wanted out and wanted custody of his daughter to give her a chance to grow up with somebody but a skank. He was a decent guy, made an acceptable living and was able to prove her encounters, drug use and other miserable lifestyle issues. His daughter was young (4 years old) but still knew enough to prefer Dad.

None of this mattered to the dumb-assed court. She got custody and child support. The court told him he was lucky because he didn't get hit with alimony as well. He ruined himself financially trying to save his daughter. I've hated these kangaroo courts ever since.

50 posted on 07/28/2011 12:55:42 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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