A Tea Partier’s Notion Of Fiscal Responsibility and Kids

“I won’t place one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids and grandkids unless we structurally reform the way this town spends money!”

– Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illinois), a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility

Okay. Fair enough.  Wait – what's this?

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh…  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.

I see.  He's not GIVING his kids debt; he's just PUTTING his kids IN debt.

But wait.  It gets worse.

Walsh’s attorney conceded that the congressman owes unpaid child support, but added Walsh has “had no more problems with child support than any other average guy.”

The "average guy" isn't a deadbeat dad.

I think maybe our friend Joe ought not lecture Obama on fiscal responsibility… or ANY kind of responsibility for that matter.  Which brings us to the quote of the day:

“You know how bad pundits and annoying politicians like to pretend the Federal government is like a household when they talk about how we need to balance our books? If we take that flawed analogy seriously, it does not really make a lot of sense to trust the budget to someone Joe Walsh, a private sector failure who is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, whose condo was foreclosed on, and who is unable to make his child support payments. On a six-figure salary!”

What do you think?