Congressman Joe Walsh Seems to Think Being Hungry is Better Than Taking a Handout
At a town hall yesterday, a woman asked Walsh about the welfare no republican ever wants to talk about -corporate welfare. Walsh said he wasn’t in support of corporate welfare, but went on to say that government assistance to poor people is “destructive”:
Corporate welfare is every bit as destructive as welfare for poor people. And we do both of them.
But before you react, remember that Rep. Walsh is also the same dead beat dad who made news for reportedly owing more than $100, 000 in back child support for his kids:
Walsh owes over $100,000 in child support payments, according to his ex-wife. Laura Walsh says that she had not received child support payments from the five year period from 2005 to 2010 for any of the three children they have together. Walsh’s Congressional seat pays him a salary of $174,000 per year.
“These latest attacks against me are false and I will fight them in the appropriate venue,” Walsh said in a statement on his web site. The divorce documents detailing the apparent delinquent payments were first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Officially, Walsh owes $117,437 in payments, plus interest.
“Laura is getting help now because he has a job where we can find him,” her attorney said. “But it is difficult to raise three kids, and she is not remarried, and she is supporting them basically on her salary.”
Curious how a man who has so many problems feeding his own kids could ever offer advice to others on how to take care of and feed their children. But hypocrisy has always been the name of the game.
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