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posted: 10/25/2012 9:14 AM

Walsh doesn't deserve to go back to D.C.

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When is Tea Party favorite Joe Walsh going to stop complaining when Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth goes out of her district? This is from someone who doesn't even live in the district and has missed more votes than the median in Congress. Should she also not perform her Army National Guard duty, which she frequently does on weekends?

If he would keep his mouth shut and listen, he would learn that Tammy wants to rebuild the economy, protect Medicare's guarantee and make college more affordable. Not like his votes for budgets that double student loans, moves to privatize Social Security, and reduction of Medicare and veterans benefits to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Walsh also says that Romney was right to insult 47 percent of Americans (which includes seniors, military personnel and the working poor) because "we have too many people in the wagon and not enough people pulling the wagon." This from someone who was taken to court to pay over $100,000 in child support, had federal and state tax liens, had his driving privileges taken away because he let his high-risk car insurance lapse, was foreclosed upon and evicted in 2009, and in 2010 had a negative net worth of $317,498 according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Just because he didn't go to the 2012 Republican National Convention doesn't make him a "citizen legislator." The National Republican Congressional Committee is pumping $457,800 into the race, plus over $1 million from super political action committees in the last weeks. According to the Federalists Papers, citizen legislature is one made up primarily of citizens who have a full-time occupation besides being a legislator. What is his full-time occupation besides harassing people in the district? Remember when holding the most town halls, what counts is quality not quantity.

Joan Brody

Schaumburg

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