What happens to an ex-congressman and Tea Party denizen who’s thrown out of office by voters? Not much good, in the case of former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill.
The fiery conservative everyman is out of work and out of luck when it comes to scoring a paycheck. His recent court pleading says he can no longer afford to pay child support (something that got him in the jackpot in the past, when he was “employed”).
From the Chicago Sun Times:
“Walsh, a flame-throwing Tea Party Republican who was trying to land a radio deal and last week announced he was forming a new conservative SuperPAC, filed court papers seeking to end his obligation to pay $2,134 per month in child support.
But once again, Walsh insists he’s no deadbeat.
Both he and his attorney say that since he is no longer employed as a congressman, they want to “modify” the previous agreement so that he pays 20 percent of his current salary.
Walsh is not currently employed and has no salary. But that could change, he said.”
Not exactly family values.
Get a job, Joe!