Walsh to skip Obama jobs speech

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    By Katherine Skiba

    Tribune reporter

    4:13 p.m. CDT, September 1, 2011
    WASHINGTON — House Republican Joe Walsh of Illinois is thumbing his nose at President Obama’s speech on jobs before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8 — by skipping it.

    Walsh, a tea party-backed freshman from McHenry, issued a statement today saying he’ll be in Illinois on the night of the speech to host a small-business forum. A Walsh aide said he expected details of the forum to be known Friday morning.

    Talking about avoiding Obama’s address, Walsh said in his statement: “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 added: “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. They’re the ones who are going to create the jobs, not White House paper-pushers and bureaucrats.”


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    Walsh to skip Obama jobs speech - chicagotribune.com
     
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    THAT Joe Walsh????
     
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    I've met the guy. Despite his vicarious foibles, he's a good'n.
     
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    Little to early to attack the Presidents future jobs plan IMO but I can see where he is coming from. It's nice to hear that kind of talk coming for one of the new guys no matter what party they hail from.
     
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    Now just why should I care about what a Teabagger ignoramous does or doesn't do? These people are the cream of the willfully ignorant crop. A bunch of know-nothings, proud of their ignorance.
     
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    Myself and several other colleagues sat down with Walsh last March in his D.C. office. We were part of a 60 member contingent that had split up for pre-arranged meetings over a 2 day period on the Hill. He was between votes on the House floor and literally had 60 seconds to devote to us.

    The man did his homework, was attentive and engaging, and genuinely concerned about issues which had no direct bearing on his district. Yet he understood our positions as they relate to the state of Illinois' economy and their importance to the nation as a whole.

    Contrast this with the many Democrats' offices that we visited. We were relegated to staffers and aids, shown little if any support, and were met with blank stares. In short, the light bulbs weren't on in the attic.

    And no, we weren't discussing touchy-feely moral or social issues but some fairly heady and complex economic concepts.

    So I would suggest that Rock of Old Ages - or anyone else reading this- get off your asses and take a first hand look at exactly who are the "willfully ignorant" in our nation's capitol.
     
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    I suspect that few will miss House Republican Joe Walsh of Illinois that night.
     

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