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Comeback America - Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility

David M. Walker

He's one of America's most capable, canny, candid, and independent financial experts. Now David M. Walker sounds a call to action. Comeback America is a tough-minded, innovative, inspiring guide to help us avoid the approaching economic abyss and put the country back on track again. As comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO)-"the nation's top auditor"-Walker warned Congress and the administration as the federal surplus became a giant deficit under George W. Bush. As president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, he now works full-time to raise public awareness regarding mounting debt burdens being imposed on future generations. Comeback America is his crucial manifesto, a way for President Obama to end out-of-control government spending and reform our tax, retirement, health care, defense, and other systems-before it's too late. Walker believes that by 2030, absent significant reforms to current government programs and policies, federal taxes could double from current levels, meaning less money and poorer education for kids-which will hurt families along with our nation's economic strength and position in the world. If our foreign creditors-such as China-decide to buy fewer of our Treasury bonds, interest rates will rise and cars and homes will become less affordable. But it doesn't have to be that way. Comeback America shows how we can return to our founding principles of fiscal responsibility and stewardship for future generations. The book includes bold ideas to control spending, save Social Security, dramatically alter Medicare, and simplify the tax code-all taking into account the Obama Administration's current efforts, which receive never-before-published assessments both complimentary and critical. Nonpartisan, nonideological, and filled with a love of the country its esteemed author has spent his life serving, Comeback America is a book for anyone interested in America's economic future-in other words, a book everyone should read. From t

He's one of America's most capable, canny, candid, and independent financial experts. Now David M. Walker sounds a call to action. Comeback America is a tough-minded, innovative, inspiring guide to help us avoid the approaching economic abyss and put the country back on track again. As comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO)-"the nation's top auditor"-Walker warned Congress and the administration as the federal surplus became a giant deficit under George W. Bush. As president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, he now works full-time to raise public awareness regarding mounting debt burdens being imposed on future generations. Comeback America is his crucial manifesto, a way for President Obama to end out-of-control government spending and reform our tax, retirement, health care, defense, and other systems-before it's too late. Walker believes that by 2030, absent significant reforms to current government programs and policies, federal taxes could double from current levels, meaning less money and poorer education for kids-which will hurt families along with our nation's economic strength and position in the world. If our foreign creditors-such as China-decide to buy fewer of our Treasury bonds, interest rates will rise and cars and homes will become less affordable. But it doesn't have to be that way. Comeback America shows how we can return to our founding principles of fiscal responsibility and stewardship for future generations. The book includes bold ideas to control spending, save Social Security, dramatically alter Medicare, and simplify the tax code-all taking into account the Obama Administration's current efforts, which receive never-before-published assessments both complimentary and critical. Nonpartisan, nonideological, and filled with a love of the country its esteemed author has spent his life serving, Comeback America is a book for anyone interested in America's economic future-in other words, a book everyone should read. From t
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He's one of America's most capable, canny, candid, and independent financial experts. Now David M. Walker sounds a call to action. Comeback America is a tough-minded, innovative, inspiring guide to help us avoid the approaching economic abyss and put the country back on track again. As comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO)-"the nation's top auditor"-Walker warned Congress and the administration as the federal surplus became a giant deficit under George W. Bush. As president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, he now works full-time to raise public awareness regarding mounting debt burdens being imposed on future generations. Comeback America is his crucial manifesto, a way for President Obama to end out-of-control government spending and reform our tax, retirement, health care, defense, and other systems-before it's too late. Walker believes that by 2030, absent significant reforms to current government programs and policies, federal taxes could double from current levels, meaning less money and poorer education for kids-which will hurt families along with our nation's economic strength and position in the world. If our foreign creditors-such as China-decide to buy fewer of our Treasury bonds, interest rates will rise and cars and homes will become less affordable. But it doesn't have to be that way. Comeback America shows how we can return to our founding principles of fiscal responsibility and stewardship for future generations. The book includes bold ideas to control spending, save Social Security, dramatically alter Medicare, and simplify the tax code-all taking into account the Obama Administration's current efforts, which receive never-before-published assessments both complimentary and critical. Nonpartisan, nonideological, and filled with a love of the country its esteemed author has spent his life serving, Comeback America is a book for anyone interested in America's economic future-in other words, a book everyone should read. From t

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bob Walter

Length:

8h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:07


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:36