Are you concerned that America's checkbook is overdrawn?
MPR's The Current and the Citizen's League teamed up for Policy and a Pint: America's Checkbook - Overdrawn with Government Accountability Office Comptroller General David Walker. From the event description:
...Whatâ€™s at stake is Americaâ€™s economic growth and long-term standard of living. In Walkerâ€™s view, itâ€™s time policymakers and the public to face the facts, make some tough choices, and return America to a more prudent and sustainable fiscal path.
Walker isn't shy about voicing that view. He speaks at Congressional hearings, is interviewed by the media, and even appears at accessible events like Policy & a Pint. My impression is that he is not only dedicated to getting this message out, he's devoted to making the information clear. Publicly available resources such as the documents in Fiscal Stewardship February 2007 aren't daunting texts filled with nothing but accounting terms.
So once you have the information in hand, how do you go about making changes? Do you agree with Walker's assertions? What can we as individuals do to influence our nation's economic growth and fiscal health?
Minnesota Public Radio Interactive Producer
Good links for reference:
- Policy and a Pint: America's Checkbook - Overdrawn with GOA Comptroller General David Walker (Thursday, April 19, 2007)
- U.S. Government Accountability Office homepage
- Citizen's League homepage
- Minnesota Public Radio's The Current
Catch the archived audio of the event: Policy and a Pint with Comptroller General David Walker