Former U.S. comptroller to discuss federal debt at Westport Library
Updated 5:43 pm, Friday, October 7, 2011
Westport Public Library will host a talk by former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker on the growing federal debt at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.
Walker, founder and chief executive officer of Bridgeport-based Comeback America Initiative, will discuss his book, "Comeback America," and plan control federal government spending and reform the nation's tax, health, retirement and defense systems. Walker, whose initiative focuses on raising public awareness about the nation's debt and its implications for future generations, contends that federal taxes could double by 2030 if government spending is left unchecked.
Walker was appointed U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accoutability Office in 1998 by President Clinton and remained in that position until 2008. That same year, he became head of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, which advocates for reduction in federal deficits and debt, and two years later founded Comeback America Initiative.
Books will be available for purchase and signing after Walker's talk.
For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit www.westportlibrary.org.