Joe Walsh (R-Deadbeat Baby Daddy) has been very very busy these days complaining about all the bills that the muslim president has been running up on malt liquor and Derrick Rose jerseys. So busy, in fact, that he keeps forgetting about his own kids (whom he fondly refers to as ‘whatsername’, ‘whathisname’, and ‘the fat one’). First it was not sending money to his ex-wife (whom he fondly refers to as ‘that ball-crushing whore’) so that his kids can live slightly above the poverty line, and now it appears it has plumb slipped his mind to write down how much he owes so he won’t be forgetting anymore:
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), a Tea-Party darling who has made a name for himself on the talk show circuit lecturing Democrats to get the nation’s finances in order, has been under fire in recent weeks over charges that he’s a deadbeat dad, owing more than $100,000 in child support.
Last Thursday, Walsh told constituents at a townhall that he plans to “privately and legally” fight his ex-wife’s claims that he owes more than $100,000 in child support, which he called “wildly inaccurate.” A recent Chicago Sun-Times article reported that his ex-wife is suing him for $117,000 in unpaid support.
Yet, even if he owes just $10,000 in unpaid child support, Walsh could face the added headache of House Ethics Committee scrutiny. Walsh, who was elected in 2010 in a narrow victory over former Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) in the Tea Party-induced wave, does not list any child support debt on his financial disclosure form, as required for any liability worth more than $10,000.
“Rep. Walsh is required both by law and by congressional ethics rules to list debts in excess of $10,000 on his financial disclosure forms, including child support back payments,” said Public Citizen’s Craig Holman.
Helpful constituents should probably provide a support system for Rep. Walsh by showing up at his townhall meetings with children in ragged clothes holding signs that say “I’m hungry daddy” or “Mommy doesn’t cry as much since you don’t beat her anymore”. This would remind him to put a little something away for the kids instead of blowing it all on gay hookers and Ecstasy.
I’m sure he would appreciate that.