David Walker came to Kentucky this week to tell his story of how America is drowning in debt. Walker says that faced with key deficits in budget, savings, trade, and leadership; increased foreign competition and ballooning financial obligations, the federal government is critically overextended.
Walker served for 10 years as Comptroller General of the United States, the public auditor for the country, serving three presidents. Today he is the Founder and CEO of The Comeback America Initiative and has traveled to 50 states with his message promoting fiscal responsibility.
My ‘One to One’ conversation with Walker touched on a number of topics. He is very intentional on what needs to be done and how quickly President Obama and Congress should act to get the fiscal crisis under control.
With all of the rancor and discord in Washington, I wanted to get Walker’s evaluation of the mood in Congress and how Democrats and Republicans, who are far apart on a number of fiscal issues, could ever reach accord on these issues. Here’s his take on how Congress can move forward.
Walker’s appearance on ‘One to One’ will air this Sunday at 1 pm ET on KET and Tuesday at 7:30 pm ET on KET 2.
On Monday, Feb. 4th at 9 pm ET, KET will present a special program on the fiscal challenges facing America. We taped the program at the University of Kentucky. It was sponsored by the U.K. James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and the Kentucky Business Roundtable. Besides Walker, participants included Charlie Owen, A Louisville businessman and chair of the Kentucky Business Roundtable and Brad Cowgill of the Martin School’s Visitors Board. There were also questions from the audience.