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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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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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