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Joe Walsh, a Republican congressman from Illinois, is refusing to attend President Barack Obama’s job speech. Stay classy, Republicans.
“I don’t see the point of being a prop for another of the president’s speeches asking for more failed stimulus spending and more subsidies for his pet projects,” he said in a statement issued Thursday. Meanwhile, Walsh did not offer any of his own ideas for how to create jobs.
Walsh, who is a member of the House Small Business Committee, has chosen to instead host a small business forum in Illinois. “The president needs to stop the speeches, get out of his office and away from all the White House academics and start talking to real people out there,” Walsh said. “They’re the ones who are going to create the jobs, not White House paper-pushers and bureaucrats.”
Walsh has already forgotten about Obama’s recent three day bus tour through the Midwest states. Obama held town hall meetings and talked to the “real people” out there that Walsh has accused the president of not doing.
Walsh also criticized the president and his jobs plan earlier this week, according to the Northwest Herald. He called Obama “idiotic” while speaking to a group of voters in Illinois on August 31.
“How idiotic is this president?” Walsh said. “I don’t want to be disrespectful, but he’s going to bring forth a jobs plan next week. Think about that for a minute. He’s been in office for three years. He’s destroyed job creation systematically for three years.”
Walsh plans on returning to Washington on Friday after the speech.
Let’s look at Walsh’s record on spending. In 2009, a bank foreclosed on Walsh’s condo and evicted him. His ex-wife is suing him for $117,437 for past due child support dating back from 2005. Walsh told his ex-wife that he did not have the money to pay, yet loaned his own campaign $35,000. He lost his driving privileges from April of 2011 to July 2011 because he did not pay his auto insurance.
Really? How idiotic is that? This is who we should be listening to about fiscal matters and job creation. This man is a complete freaking idiot. Any regular joe that owed that much in child support would be in jail. Instead this congressman just doesn’t care of his children any more than he takes care of his voters.
This congressman should not utter a word about the president or anyone else until he cleans up his own house.
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