By AATTP Contributor, Han Chimpson
Illinois TEApublican politician Joe Walsh is having a rough time these days. He lost his re-election bid to represent the United States House of Representatives for Illinois’ 8th congressional district last November. It didn’t help his re-election cause when, in 2011, his 2nd ex-wife sued him for $117,000 for past due child support payments. Although that was later settled and dismissed from the courts.
Walsh left office in late January, and now… wait for it… he does not think he needs to pay child support for his children since he no longer has a job and cannot afford to make the over 2 grand a month payments. This man made $175,000 annually as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, folks. And he did not make his January child support payment, for unknown reasons, even though he was still employed for that month. According to a February 1 court filling entitled “motion to terminate child support obligation,” Walsh is jobless. The document further states…
Joe’s employment has been terminated through no voluntary act of his own and he is without sufficient income or assets with which to continue to pay his support obligation. Due to substantial change of circumstances, Joe requests that his child support obligation be terminated based on his present income and circumstances.
One might argue the “no fault of his own” part of it, considering the inflammatory things he has said in the past, along with having a spotty family, financial, and ethical history. Not to mention his apparent inability to save money in the event that he lost his re-election bid, and having no “Plan B” in case he did lose.
The irony of a TEApublican politician, a supposed champion of personal responsibility and accountability, and one who was cited in November 2011 by the Family Research Council Action committee for his “unwavering support of the family”, trying to duck out on making child support payments is just too rich.
Walsh is also notorious for his strict abortion stance. He told reporters in October of 2012 that there should be no abortion exception for the “life of the mother” because “with modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance” where it is needed.
At any rate, here is our message for Joe Walsh. Be responsible and espouse those TEApublican family values that we always hear about. Support your kids and go get a job like the rest of us responsible adults!
Fox News may have a couple of openings. Or, there is always Chick-fil-A.
Han Chimpson spends a lot of time monkeying around at the Ayn Rand Collected Social Security page, and thinks you are cool enough to do the same.