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(U.S. Rep. Joe) Walsh ordered to prove why hes $100,000 arrears in child-support
Sun-Times ^ | 9/14/11 | ABDON M. PALLASCH

Posted on 09/14/2011 9:43:31 PM PDT by Libloather

Walsh ordered to prove why he’s $100,000 arrears in child-support
By ABDON M. PALLASCH
September 14, 2011 9:14PM

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge issued a preliminary ruling Wednesday against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Johnsburg, in the Tea Party favorite’s child-support dispute with his ex-wife, ordering Walsh to explain why he appears to be $100,000 behind on his child-support payments.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Raul Vega also wanted to know why Walsh wasn’t in court for the hearing — the McHenry Republican’s ex-wife, Laura Walsh was — and said he expects him to show up at the next hearing in November.

Walsh’s new attorney, Janet Boyle, asked Vega “for what purpose” he wanted the congressman in court.

Vega gave her a puzzled look. To which Boyle responded: “Mr. Walsh is a U.S. congressman.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newssun.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arrears; child; support; walsh
“Well, he’s no different than anyone else,” the judge said.

He better stop messin' around with this and pay up.

From 7/27 - Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support

1 posted on 09/14/2011 9:43:37 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

He’s got accountants who pay for it all.


2 posted on 09/14/2011 9:46:32 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: Libloather

He has accountants pay for it all.


3 posted on 09/14/2011 9:47:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rfp1234

GMTA


4 posted on 09/14/2011 9:48:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Libloather
This sounds like an Chitown thug judge helping a PR move to smear one of Obama’s biggest critics and GOP rising stars.
The ex wife sounds like she is being used by the Daley machine .
What a shock.
5 posted on 09/14/2011 9:49:41 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Libloather
The Chi SUM Slimes is so far left it makes the Chinese state media look fair and balanced !
6 posted on 09/14/2011 9:52:32 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Libloather
“Well, he’s no different than anyone else,” the judge said.

Right. "All men get screwed over here. You didn't know that?"

7 posted on 09/14/2011 9:53:43 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We still hold these truths to be self-evident...)
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To: EternalVigilance

Article I, Section 6 of the US Constitution:

“They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.”


8 posted on 09/14/2011 10:11:47 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Libloather

That’s $20,000 a year. I wonder how many kids he has?


9 posted on 09/14/2011 10:14:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Libloather
Wow - R and Tea Party in the first line.
10 posted on 09/14/2011 10:17:07 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: DManA

State formulas are guidelines, as are the standard cusody orders. You can agree to any number, but then you are bound to that agreement. The numbers are higher for the wealthy (Tiger’s are in the millions annually).


11 posted on 09/14/2011 10:20:41 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Kozak

I thought that protection only applied to Kennedys.


12 posted on 09/14/2011 10:32:01 PM PDT by Hoodat (God bless the Commonwealth)
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To: dfwgator

“He has accountants pay for it all.”

Maybe he could sell the Mazer, because he can’t drive it anymore?


13 posted on 09/14/2011 10:45:47 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: dfwgator; rfp1234

But seriously folks...


14 posted on 09/14/2011 10:48:39 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Libloather
...ordering Walsh to explain why he appears to be $100,000 behind on his child-support payments.

It's because he didn't make the payments! DUH!

15 posted on 09/14/2011 10:50:06 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Libloather

Vega gave her a puzzled look. To which Boyle responded: “His Maserati does 185, he lost his license...now he don’t drive.”


16 posted on 09/14/2011 10:50:33 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Kozak

That means that Walsh isn’t subject to “civil arrest,” not that he can’t be sued or ordered to pay back child support.

We’ve known that Walsh is a deadbeat for like 18 months now (soon after he won the February 2010 primary it came out that he and his campaign owed people money left and right, and the IL GOP tried tp get him to stand down so he could be replaced by a non-deadbeat. It was certainly Walsh’s right to stay in the race, and to his credit he struck a chord with voters and rode the GOP wave to an upset victory over Melissa Bean, but he really should have paid his debts, particularly the back child support he owes his kids. Walsh is a strong voice in favor of reducing the federal debt, but if his personal debt is as out of control as the federal government’s then all his insights and eloquence will be for naught.


17 posted on 09/14/2011 10:55:36 PM 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: Libloather

Child support Family court is like Iranian justice, current child support laws are a bribe to any woman to have kids without a husband, or to break up her family if married. Its a complete scam.

If it legally was required to be used for the kids, rather than the Mom’s boyfriends, drugs, alcohol,... etc then it would make sense. But it is just privatized welfare now encouraging fatherless families.


18 posted on 09/14/2011 10:57:28 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Over-taxed means 'paying too much in taxes', not zero taxes)
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To: sickoflibs

“But it is just privatized welfare now encouraging fatherless families.”

So true! Child support should be based on how much it costs to raise a child, not how much the sucker, er father, makes. This is just alimony in a different form and even worse since it’s not tax deductible like alimony. Also the feds have made sure that if you fall behind you’re screwed as the interest and penalties often are more than what’s owed and it can’t be reduced. Sucks to be a man in the US, you’re taking your financial life in your hands if you marry and have kids.


19 posted on 09/14/2011 11:19:14 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Libloather

I agree. Assuming that this has been legally settled, then he should pay up. If he believes that this is a matter of principle and a miscarriage of justice then he should say so and be ready for the consequences. You cannot preach personal responsibility and then weasel on child support.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 3:46:20 AM PDT by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: 5thGenTexan
"That’s $20,000 a year. I wonder how many kids he has?"

Five

21 posted on 09/15/2011 3:54:40 AM PDT by Mila
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To: DManA

Alimony/child support is based on previous lifestyle and ability to pay. My daughter is divorced and child support for the one child is over $3000 monthly plus all medical and education expenses.


23 posted on 09/15/2011 4:39:23 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Which means he can ultimately ignore any courts civil proceedings until he is no longer in the House, or the House chooses to censure him.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 7:09:22 AM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Kozak
And the court can rule against Walsh in absentia and impound his assets, which is not prohibited by the Arrest Clause.
25 posted on 09/15/2011 9:53:20 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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