The National Center for Public Analysis will be hosting a luncheon and lecture featuring the former US Comptroller, David M. Walker. The lecture is part of the Hatton W. Sumner Distinguished Lecture Series - a popular series dedicated to providing "nationally and internationally renowned speakers and free-market economists a forum to present important issues to business leaders, college students and the general public."
A little background on Walker: From 1998 to 2008 he was the Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). During his tenure at the GAO he was an outspoken leader and advocate for the Fiscal Wake Up Tour. Walker spoke to the American people and press about wasteful government spending - from nationwide "town-hall style" forums to The Colbert Report (see video below). He was recruited in 2008 to head the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, a foundation that "addresses fiscal sustainability issues related to federal deficits, entitlement programs and tax policies." David Walker is also the author of Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility.
Friday January 29, 2010 from 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Pavilion at Belo Mansion
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201
Tickets are $75 ($65 for NCPA sponsors) and you can register online: https://secure.ncpa.org/events/?Event_ID=137
David M. Walker was the former United States Comptroller General from 1998 until 2008. He is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of several key challenges threatening America's future including the mounting debt burdens being imposed on future generations and accelerating action on them. As comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO)—"the nation's top auditor"—Walker warned Congress and the administration as the federal surplus became a giant deficit under George W. Bush.
Walker believes that by 2030, absent significant reforms to current government programs and policies, federal taxes could double from current levels, meaning less money and poorer education for kids—which will hurt families along with our nation's economic strength and position in the world. If our foreign creditors—such as China—decide to buy fewer of our Treasury bonds, interest rates will rise and cars and homes will become less affordable.
He's one of America's most capable, canny, candid, and independent financial experts. He is also author of Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility. In this manifesto, he creates a way for President Obama to end out-of-control government spending and reform our tax, retirement, health care, defense, and other systems—before it's too late. Walker's book is a tough-minded, innovative, inspiring guide to help us avoid the approaching economic abyss and put the country back on track again.
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The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. Topics include reforms in health care, taxes, Social Security, welfare, criminal justice, education and environmental regulation.