“Don’t blame the banks … that pisses me off”
Tea Party Republican Rep. Joe Walsh held a townhall at Uno Bar and Grill in Gurnee, Illinois, over the weekend. When the topic of banks and the collapse of the economy arose, the congressman flipped out.
“QUIET FOR A MINUTE! OR I’M GOING TO ASK YOU TO LEAVE. YOU NEED TO LISTEN!”
“I don’t want government meddling in the marketplace,” Walsh said. “Yeah, they move from Goldman Sachs to the White House, I understand all of that. But you gotta’ be consistent. And it’s not the private marketplace that created this mess. What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home. And we’ve made it easy as possible for people to be in homes.”
I’m sure it had nothing to do with the $300 million worth of lobbying efforts from Wall Street banks…