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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/ 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.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ceiling; childsupport; deadbeatdad; feminism; glass; goodolboys; joewalsh; pta; socialism; teachers; women
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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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To: ejdrapes

He lives in Hotels, tears out the walls, then has his lawyers pay for it all.........Life’s been good to him so far.....

51 posted on 07/28/2011 1:01:18 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: PhilCollins; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; randita; Dengar01
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.

He is and he may have the CFG's money but I don't see it happening. Add up these 'scandals' (democrat voters may not care if one of theirs has these issues but Republicans do) with that fact that Hultgren is an experienced, well known politician and the district is more Hultgren's territory and I'd be surprised if Walsh could win.

52 posted on 07/29/2011 10:13:44 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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