Published to coincide with the State of the Union Address and the release of the Fiscal 2011 budget, David M. Walker’s “Comeback America” details the current financial outlook of the U.S. government. Former Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Walker predicts a very bleak future for America if nothing is done to stop the spending frenzy in Washington and rising debt levels.
David M. Walker warned Congress and the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations that America faced a growing fiscal imbalance due largely to known demographic trends and rising healthcare costs. Unfortunately, the numbers have gotten worse and our fiscal gap has grown dramatically in recent years.
His new book COMEBACK AMERICA (Random House, Jan. 12, 2010) includes a range of insightful and informative ideas all taking into account the Obama Administration’s current efforts to-date.
David M. Walker served as the seventh Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1998 to 2008. Walker has received three Presidential appointments with Senate confirmation and has worked during four presidential administrations (Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43) over his 15 years of total federal service. While at the GAO, Walker embarked on a Fiscal Wake-up Tour, partnering with the Brookings Institution, the Concord Coalition, Heritage Foundation, and others to alert Americans to the federal government’s deteriorating financial condition and fiscal outlook.
Now, as president and CEO of the non-partisan Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Walker works full-time to raise public awareness regarding our nation’s growing deficits, mounting debt burdens and dangerous dependency on foreign lenders.
David M. Walker will be available by phone on the following dates. Additional time slots are available by request.
January 14, 2010
6-11 am EST
January 22, 2010