Path To Power
Born in a suburb of Chicago, Walsh graduated from the University of Iowa before earning a master of public policy from the University of Chicago's Harris School.
He went on to work with the Jobs for Youth program in inner-city Chicago before teaching American history at the Oakton Community College.
A staunch opponent of government spending, Walsh calls for a "revolution" of austerity and restraint. He argues for the urgency of reforming Medicare and Social Security, which he has compared to Ponzi schemes;; and also for the elimination of the departments of Energy, Education and the Environmental Protection Agency..
Walsh, who often talks about his concern about the debt, also advocates significant tax cuts. "The more we cuts taxes, the more we're going to grow the economy," he said. He believes that the best way to create jobs is for the government to stay out of the private sector and to end "burdensome" regulations.