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Tea Party Favorite Loses First ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Hearing

US Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) was ordered by a Chicago judge to prove he doesn’t owe more than $100,000 in back child support.

The Tea Party spokesman and alleged fiscal conservative’s ex-wife, Laura Walsh sued the Congressman once she heard that he had loaned his own campaign $35,000, despite claiming that he was too broke to pay child support.

Much to the dismay of Cook County Circuit Judge Raul Vega, Welsh didn’t show up for court during Wednesday’s hearing.

In court, Walsh’s attorney, Janet Boyle, asked Vega “for what purpose” he wanted the congressman in court.

Vega gave her a puzzled look — to which Boyle responded: “Mr. Walsh is a U.S. congressman.”

"Well, he’s no different than anyone else," the judge replied.

Walsh famously made a video asking President Obama to stop putting debt on the backs of his children. It wasn’t because he’s a fiscal conservative. I’ll bet it was because he saw Obama as intruding on his family and that it’s his job to place debt on their backs. 

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    My heart, it bleeds for the poor little abused Joe. Oh wait. Personal responsibility is the Teeter-Totters One True...
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    It’s so fucking hard to actually enforce child support laws. Really, anything that goes down in family court is more or...
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