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Video: Rep. Joe Walsh Defends Wall Street Banks in Angry Tirade

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Republican Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois went ballistic during a meeting with his constituents in Gurnee, Illinois (over the weekend) after one person suggested that financial regulatory reform would be beneficial. Rep. Walsh yelled hysterically that the government somehow brought down Wall Street.

Walsh shouted: “I don’t want government meddling in the marketplace. 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 this mess is 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. All the marketplace does is respond to what the government does. The government sets the rules.”

“Don’t blame banks, and don’t blame the marketplace for the mess we’re in right now,” he continued. “I am tired of hearing that crap!”

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