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David Walker: The Critical Cures for America’s Fiscal Crisis

by Kaia Los Huertos, published

IVN podcast host T.J. O’Hara is joined by David Walker. Walker served as the seventh U.S. Comptroller General for the Clinton and Bush administrations, as well as the head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Walker is currently running for governor of Connecticut. He and T.J. discuss the nation’s fiscal responsibility, touching on issues like social security, health care, how much public debt we have as a percentage of the economy (78% and rising!), welfare, and the problems he sees in Connecticut.

Walker co-founded No Labels, and founded and led the Comeback America Initiative (CAI) in order to engage his fellow citizens in the fight to restore fiscal sanity. He has over 20 years of private sector experience, and currently serves on various boards and advisory groups, such as The Can Kicks Back and the Institute for Truth in Accounting.

Walker has won many international and domestic leadership awards and is a member of the international Accounting Hall of Fame. He has authored three books, is a frequent media commentator, and the subject of the critically-acclaimed documentary, I.O.U.S.A.

Walker holds a B.S. in accounting from Jacksonville University, a Senior Management in Government Certificate in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and several honorary doctorate degrees. He currently resides in Bridgeport, CT.

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