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  • Credit Availability and Economic Recovery
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    Credit Availability and Economic Recovery

    The House Task Force on Urgent Fiscal held a hearing on the credit shortage in the U.S. and whether it was stifling the nation’s economic recovery. Witnesses included financier Donald Trump…

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  • No Labels Convention State and Federal Bipartisanship
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    No Labels Convention, State and Federal Bipartisanship

    Governors and members of Congress spoke about the importance of working together. Issues addressed included the tax code, fighting and epidemic of heroin use, and a clean environment. This…

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  • Society of American Business Editors Hold Spring Conference
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    Federal Debt and the Economy

    Former White House Budget Director David Stockman and former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker talked about the impact of national debt on the economy. They criticized the economic and monetary policies…

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  • Meeting to Make America Work
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    Meeting to Make America Work

    Members of the group No Labels, a bipartisan group of grassroots activists, met in New York City to unveil the group’s new bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. The caucus hopes to make a statement during the…

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  • Fiscal Cliff Issues
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    Fiscal Cliff Issues

    Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They agreed raising taxes…

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  • David Walker on the Fiscal Cliff
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    David Walker on the Fiscal Cliff

    David Walker discussed his ideas for averting the “fiscal cliff,” and his view that even if this fiscal emergency is solved it does little to diffuse the underlying problem plaguing the U.S. economy:…

    566 views
  • Ross Perot Interview
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    Ross Perot Interview

    Ross Perot talked with a reporter about the state of the economy and the nation, and the relevance of the issues he ran on in 1992 and 1996 in the 2012 elections, including federal debt and…

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  • Federal Government Financial Liabilities
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    Federal Government Financial Liabilities

    David Walker, founder of the non-partisan Comeback America Initiative, talked about the “financial sinkhole” the United States faces, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    834 views
  • US Economy
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    U.S. Economy

    David Walker talked about the state of the U.S. economy and upcoming policy decisions for Congress and the president. Other topics included the 2012 presidential election and the latest…

    362 views
  • Congressional Partisanship
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    Congressional Partisanship

    No Labels, a bipartisan group of current and former members of Congress, talked to reporters about a plan, "Make Congress Work!", a 12-point blueprint for breaking gridlock and promoting…

    377 views
  • Failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
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    Failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    David Walker talked about the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and the overall fiscal situation for the United States. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.…

    502 views
  • Debt and Deficit Talks
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    Debt and Deficit Talks

    David Walker talked about the ongoing negotiations between President Obama and congressional leaders as the August 2, 2011, deadline approaches. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    704 views
  • US Fiscal Management
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    U.S. Fiscal Management

    Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker talked about his new report that details U.S. fiscal management and ranking in comparison to other countries. He also responded to telephone…

    1,376 views
  • No Labels Conference Closing Speeches
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    No Labels Conference Closing Speeches

    Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker, Democratic Representative Joe Sestak, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, and others made closing remarks at the No Labels conference on…

    225 views
  • Medicare and Social Security Report
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    Medicare and Social Security Report

    Participants talked about Social Security and Medicare solvency and about the ways in which health care reform legislation would affect people in those programs. They also responded to…

    313 views
  • State Pension and Health Care Plans
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    State Pension and Health Care Plans

    David Walker made opening remarks at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce conference on the growing problems with underfunded state pension and health benefit plans. Afterward, he responded to…

    262 views
  • Federal Deficit Reduction
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    Federal Deficit Reduction

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer talked about federal deficit reduction. In his remarks he said tax increases will eventually be necessary to address mounting debt and that middle class…

    546 views
  • Federal Budget and the National Debt Closing
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    Federal Budget and the National Debt, Closing

    Following a videotaped interview with Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker on the state of the economy and government responses to the economic crisis, participants spoke about…

    538 views
  • emComeback Americaem
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    Comeback America

    David Walker, former comptroller general of the U.S. and CEO of the Government Accountability Office, argues that we must put controls on government spending and take action to lower our…

    134 views
  • Strategic Planning Investment and Partisanship
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    Strategic Planning, Investment, and Partisanship

    Panelists talked about bipartisanship for the purposes of strategic planning and investing in the future. Topics included national security, education, and energy issues. Following their remarks, panelists…

    170 views
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