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David M. Walker - October 09, 2007

David M. Walker

Comptroller General of the United States; Head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office

"Keeping America Great"

8:00 PM Tuesday, October 09, 2007
University Theatre

Comptroller General Walker runs the Government Accountability Office, which audits the government’s books. On 7 March 2007, he told Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes that “the most serious threat to the United States is not someone hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or Pakistan, but our own fiscal irresponsibility.” In his lecture, he will describe the fiscal cancer that in his judgment threatens the very survival of the American Republic.

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"Keeping America Great"

3:40 PM Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with David M. Walker. As Comptroller General of the United States, he serves as head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The GAO is a legislative branch agency charged with the responsibility of improving the performance and assuring the accountability of the federal government. As the nation’s top accountant, he supervises more than 3,000 employees and administers a budget of a half-billion dollars. Having received appointments from Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, and Bill Clinton, he is a man of vast experience in Washington. His previous presidential appointments include serving as Public Trustee for Social Security and Medicare, and as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Pensions, Health and other Employee Benefits Program. On 7 March 2007, he told Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes that our current standard of living and our economic policies are on a collision course. He added: “I would argue that the most serious threat to the United States is not someone hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or Pakistan, but our own fiscal irresponsibility.” Disillusioned with elected officials who are unwilling to face the grim consequences of their policies, he is taking his message directly to the people. He thinks that with the country suffering from fiscal cancer the very survival of the American Republic is at stake