The True Numbers Behind the National Debt
2007 SPJ Convention, Washington, D.C.


The U.S. faces unprecedented budget deficits, and our financial condition is much worse than what national leaders or the media acknowledge. U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker, head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), will make sense of the numbers for journalists, discuss the implications of inaction, and present some options for fundamental federal budget policy reform.

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