Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger
Joe Walsh’s Video: President Obama Quit Lying
(I apologize. I’ve tried to embed the video several times without success.)
It appears that Joe Walsh, the Republican Representative from the Eighth District in Illinois, isn’t so fiscally responsible when it comes to his own finances. The same man who says he refuses to place “one more dollar of debt upon the backs of his kids,” actually “owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December.” He also lost his Evanston condo to foreclosure.
Lawrence O’Donnell was so disgusted with Walsh that he banned him from his MSNBC program The Last Word. Here’s what O’Donnell said on his program last week:
An excerpt from what O’Donnell said:
“In order to teach deadbeat dad Joe Walsh a lesson about family values, yes, the very same family values that so many Republicans try to exploit politically while failing to come close to living up to them in their own lives, deadbeat dad Joe Walsh is hereby banned from this program. He can go tell his lies about his family values and his sense of fiscal responsibility elsewhere.”
Is this the type of man whose advice we should be taking when it comes to the Debt Ceiling? Have the Tea Party politicians and other Republicans brought our country to the brink of financial disaster?
From Lynn Sweet:
The Tea Party Republicans and other conservatives took the nation to the brink, pushing too close to the Aug. 2 default deadline for a deal that was not all that different than what had been on the table a few days ago.
The agreement — with major spending reductions — gives Republicans much of what they wanted while opening a rift with Democratic progressives for Obama because it puts cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid “entitlement” programs on the table while not at this time closing tax loopholes to generate more revenue.
Will the new Debt Deal agreement really be beneficial to our country? Has the Obama Administration caved once again? Your thoughts?
Lawrence O’Donnell Bans Joe Walsh From His Show Over Child Support Scandal (Huffington Post)
Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support (Chicago Sun-Times)
Rep. Joe Walsh: Says Sun-Times story on back child support claims a “hit piece” (Chicago Sun-Times)
Rep. Joe Walsh sued for child support (The Hill)
Debt-ceiling drama: Tea Party thinks it knows best (Washington Post)