Former U.S. Comptroller General to Speak at University of Hartford

David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States and current president of the Bridgeport-based Comeback America Initiative (CAI), will speak about the economy on Thursday, April, 26 at 11:30 a.m. Walker’s discourse will focus on his belief that both individuals and the government must become more fiscally responsible in order for the economy to recover, as well as the debate over raising the debt ceiling.

Walker's effort to confront the nation's debt problem and put our finances in order has won strong support among residents engaged in Seabury's community action groups. But, many are concerned that lost in the polarizing debate to resolve the U.S. fiscal crisis is recognition of America's vastly larger problem, the 30-year decline in middle-class income. They may differ on the right solutions, but they are united in a single major conviction. Unless resolution of the U.S. debt problem incorporates means to restore income lost by the middle-class, and stimulates opportunities for Americans with low incomes to join the middle class, nothing else the political class is proposing really matters.

The event is free, open to the public and will be held at the University of Hartford’s Wilde Auditorium in West Hartford, Connecticut. The event is co-sponsored by Seabury, an Active Life Care Community in Bloomfield, CT and Seabury Resident Action Groups: In Support of Democracy, The Earth Charter Group, and Action Forum, and by the University of Hartford.

Background – In his current role as President and CEO of Comeback America Initiative, David Walker leads its efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a non-partisan basis to help achieve solutions to America’s federal, state and local fiscal imbalances.
Walker served as the seventh comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office from 1998-2008, one of three presidential appointments during his 15 years of federal service. He also has more than 20 years of private sector experience, including approximately 10 years as a partner and Global managing Director of Human Capital Services for Arthur Anderson LLP. Walker has written three books, including his latest, Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility (2010), a national bestseller. He is a frequent writer and media commentator, and the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary, I.O.U.S.A.

Please join Seabury and the Mu Chi Chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi fraternal organization at Wilde Auditorium on Thursday, April. 26, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., for the free, informative and educational speech.

Wilde Auditorium – 200 Bloomfield Ave., University of Hartford in West Hartford.

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