This is definitely an entertaining turn of events for deadbeat dad and Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh. According to the Northwest Herald, Democratic State Rep. Jack Franks drafted a bill that would ban people who owe more than $10,000 in child support from being on the ballot in Illinois. Joe Walsh, who ran on ‘family values,’ has failed to pay over $100,000 of child support to his ex-wife Laura.
From the Northwest Herald:
“A bill clearly inspired by U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s child support issues would forbid people owing more than $10,000 in back child support from running for office in Illinois. House Bill 3932, filed Tuesday by state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, would require statements of candidacy to include a statement that the person running for office is not delinquent by $10,000 or more.”
This is such an obvious shot at Joe Walsh, but it’s about time someone decided to do it. Clearly, the bill is unconstitutional and wouldn’t hold up in court, but you have to appreciate the fact that a Democrat came out swinging against a ‘family values’ politician who can’t even man up to take care of his own kid. Joe Walsh has openly criticized President Obama, calling him ‘irresponsible’ and accused him of putting our children in debt. But as it turns out, Walsh shouldn’t be talking about debt and irresponsibility at all.