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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    Ya-all know Joe Walsh, don't ya? He's The Tea Party backed freshman representative from Illinois who ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility. He's on record as having stated, "I won't place one more dollar of debt on the backs of my kids," more than once. He's also got a video on his web site in which he refers to Obama "spending money like a drunken sailor for three years."

    Well, it turns out that the congressman has had some financial trouble of his own in the past. His alleged financial problems made headlines while he was campaigning last year, when former campaign field director Richard Cape claimed he would "spend, spend, spend uncontrollably." (Like a drunken sailor, perhaps?) His campaign manager quit and sued for $20,000 in nonpayment, and two other staffers who quit accused him of not properly disclosing a 2008 home foreclosure and traffic citations to the public, taking their grievances public. Walsh also bounced checks, including one to a Republican fundraiser.

    A Walsh spokesman at the time called it a smear campaign by disgruntled workers and said the congressman had learned from his financial struggles, including the foreclosure.

    Maybe not.....apparently he hasn't learned a thing since it turns out his ex-wife is suing him for back child support in the amount of $117,437.00.

    (And it is with great restraint that I am not telling you about the two international vacations he's taken or the $35,000 he loaned his own campaign while telling her he was out of work, between jobs and unable to support his own children.)

    Joe Walsh Sued For More Than $100,000 In Child Support

    It's a damn good thing he won't place one more dollar of the country's debt on the back of his children since one more dollar of his own debt is probably enough to assure their starvation.
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    So it makes sense for the country to be run into the ditch cause a congressman couldn't manage his money?

    :rolleyes:

    And if someone votes for a law that makes murder illegal and he has killed someone it invalidates the reasoning behind the law?

    Cause that the 'logic' your trying to use.....:eek:
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    The "logic" I'm using is this:

    Do you trust a financial planner who's lost his own house, defaulted on his own bills, written bad checks to the people supporting him and who refuses to pay court ordered support for his own children to handle your finances?

    Coz that's the logic you're tryng to use of you're saying you feel he's perfectly capable of solving the nation's financial crisis.

    :eek: indeed.
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    Just because someone is irresponsible, unethical, and immoral in their personal life, doesn't mean they will act that way when they are empowered with political office.................
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    #24 Jersey

    Oh yeah...I forgot. That's why no one ever objected to Clinton, Wu, Anthony Weiner, John Edwards, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters or Eric Massa staying in or running for office.

    And 13 never said
    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...-rep-rangel-guilty-11-counts.html#post2343543

    about Charlie Rangel or this:


    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/12/270367-chris-dodd-deep-trouble.html

    about Chris Dodd.

    He's also never had a problem with Maxine Waters, Ted Kennedy, Rep. Jefferson or anyone else who's been accused or convicted of an immoral, illegal, irresponsible or unethical act.
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    Well, he certainly isn't the man for the job but that doesn't mean that the job is right or wrong. He's a hypocrite, absolutely.
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    What concerns me most is his not paying child support..

    Only the lowest of the lowest men do not pay child support... he should be held in contempt, and if he violates that should go to jail.. or wear a orange jumpsuit and pick up trash on the side of the highways on weekends..
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    I'm convinced. Let's get rid of the debt limit altogether! Collapse of the republic FTW!
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    Interesting that "sexting" brought a congressman down, but not fulfilling your basic responsibility as a divorced parent and as ordered by the Court, seems to be getting a pass.

    Congressman Joe Walsh calls the president a socialist. Frequently claiming President Obama wants to take from the rich and redistribu*ted the wealth in America.

    Now Joe is found out to be the biggest sociailist from Illinois. He has redistributed the weath from his ex-wife and wife and childen and distribute*d it to his new girlfriend*.

    Of course his defense will be the Main Stream Media has done this to him, another victim is born..

    The duplicity of the right rears its ugly pimply face once again..

    Vitter puts on diaper for his ho.. no one cares on the right
    Joe Walsh does not pay child support..no one cares on the right

    Weiner is caught sexting.. there is moral outrage and the righties gets their depends in a bunch
    Kerry's defender gets caught with child porn.. and once again the situational righty moral outrage again surfaces.
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    Lawrence O'Donnell ripped him a new one last Friday. He must have used the word deadbeat Dad 8 or 9 times. Bill Maher also ripped into him on Real Time.

    If Walsh lived in Massachusetts he would be #1 on this list:

    Ten Most Wanted — All

    Nothing worse than so called parents not taking care of their children.

    Here is the PDF of what Walsh would be looking at in Massachusetts for failure to pay:

    http://www.mass.gov/Ador/docs/cse/parents/enforcement.pdf
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    I think he's a dirtbag for not taking care of his family, but I am not sure that means he is "redistributing" their wealth.

    Mass. isn't the only state that pays attention to this stuff. I worked on a project to rewrite a system that managed "involuntary deductions" for postal employees (things like child support, wage garnishments, etc). One thing I remember was that in Texas the maximum was something like 2/3rds of the father's before-tax pay. Texas goes after deadbeats as well:

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    I'm in total agreement with you on the way child support is taken from people. Taking that money before taxes is a tough blow. The worst thing is that the recipient of the child support payments doesn't have to include that income on his/hers taxes.

    Either way, that is a conversation for another day.

    Joe Walsh is breaking the law and it seems like Illinois has a crappy system when it comes to deadbeat parents. If I'm not mistaken he has 3 kids from that marriage. The silence is deafening from the Family Values party known as the GOP.
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    Turns out it is more expensive to run two households than one. In addition, once divorce they both file "single" (i.e. higher taxes). Altogether it leaves less money for much else.

    I have a friend who fathered ten children...and then got divorced (not his choice). He works two jobs as a machinist and lives in an efficiency just to keep up. He doesn't complain about it (he went and made all of those kids), but doing it while divorced is brutal.
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    Joe Walsh doesn't have 10 kids. In fact he has 3 kids, has been divorced for many years, and a girlfriend.

    If I'm not mistaken I believe house members make $170K+ a year and pay next to nothing for health insurance. He is a POS.
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    There is absolutely no excuse for not fulfilling court orders or the basic moral mandate of supporting your children..

    All of the laws, not some of the laws that are convenient...
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    To me it all boils down to Illinois having crappy laws when it comes to child support. As you and I have mentioned numerous states have tough laws.

    Still can't believe this POS is getting away with not paying. Makes me sick.
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    They should garnish his wages until he catches up... until then let him live in a homeless shelter.
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    So reading the article he is being sued during the course of a divorce battle, so we take the claims of a spurned wife at face value? We might want to wait and see what happens with the suit.


    I notice none of the regular scandal peddlers have posted about the sexual assault (rape?) by the dem from Oregon on the 18 yr old ......
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    A "spurned wife?" What is wrong with you?

    The Democrat from Oregon stepped down. He too is a POS.
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    IF the wife is telling the truth and the guy wasn't making payments then he is a dirt bag.

    Since they weren't/aren't yet divorced was there a court order specifying an amount of child support? What is the 147K claim based on? I have no idea and doubt you do either...... reading the article it sounds like the suit and divorce proceedings are in process.

    Many divorces turn ugly this may be one of them. It would be hard knowing neither party to determine what has happened, don't you think?

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