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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:59 PM
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Government Accountability Office: "Disaster Looms" in our "STRONG" Economy
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 07:59 PM by Human Torch
GAO Chief Warns Economic Disaster Looms

Oct 28, 4:38 PM (ET)

By MATT CRENSON

http://www.rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - David M. Walker sure talks like he's running for office. "This is about the future of our country, our kids and grandkids," the comptroller general of the United States warns a packed hall at Austin's historic Driskill Hotel. "We the people have to rise up to make sure things get changed."

But Walker doesn't want, or need, your vote this November. He already has a job as head of the Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress that audits and evaluates the performance of the federal government.

Basically, that makes Walker the nation's accountant-in-chief. And the accountant-in-chief's professional opinion is that the American public needs to tell Washington it's time to steer the nation off the path to financial ruin.

From the hustings and the airwaves this campaign season, America's political class can be heard debating Capitol Hill sex scandals, the wisdom of the war in Iraq and which party is tougher on terror. Democrats and Republicans talk of cutting taxes to make life easier for the American people. What they don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows, or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:05 PM
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1. but but ... i thought the republicans have created a super strong economy.
i thought they saved us from a huge recession or depression with their top down economic genius plan.
i thought they were doing just what this country needed after the disaster of the clinton years.

whaaaaaaattt?

im shocked.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:06 PM
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2. A sobering reminder to save, save, save...
Don't count on the government to be there.
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