Comptroller General resigns: Can David Walker save America?

David Walker, the United States’ head accountant, resigned today. Why? He loves his country.

Walker’s warnings about the dangers of deficit spending fell on deaf ears in Congress, so he took his message to the streets. He appeared on 60 Minutes and Glenn Beck, but his message still didn’t take root in American thought, but someone was listening–someone with very deep pockets.

Peter G. Peterson has hired Walker to be the CEO of his new billion-dollar foundation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. The Peterson Foundation’s main objectives are economic. It will explore and promote ways of reducing the public debt and ending U.S. dependency on foreign oil. Given Peterson’s history (he was chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations), the Foundation is perhaps an expression of regret about the direction America has chosen in his lifetime. A more sinister possibility is that Peterson hired Walker for the purpose of sidelining Walker’s message, which I think is not the case, though the conspiracy theorists will likely adopt that explanation. I believe this is an instance, in which an affluent 81-year old billionaire has realized he has but a few years to set the world straight, and he wants to put his eggs in a fruitful basket.

Only time will tell what, if anything, the Peterson Foundation is able to accomplish, but I have every reason to be hopeful.

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2 Responses

  1. I suppose that a lot of CFR members really don’t know the full magnitude of the CFR’s raison d’etre. I think Fred Thompson is one of them (though he likes the idea of U.S. military expansion, he’s probably not too keen on one-world government stuff).

    But I share your optimism. We need more well-to-do and high-exposure people to get behind the real, patriotic truth-tellers and champions of liberty and the Constitution.

  2. I love this approach..However knowing what the CFR’s objective, I am almost suspious of anything new and upcomming. We again are saying “give me liberty or give me death,” and ” give me sovereignty or give me death” Patriotism is not really about war or politics..as Lou Dobbs once put it (I think it was Lou Dobbs),
    “Patriotism is about love of your Country.”
    Americans really just want truth so we can HELP in our County. The Govmnt sneaks around plotting all sorts of mischief; lying to their own and going to other countries and lying to them. the media crooks make people disappear.
    If the American people are fooled again….we wont be worrying “working” thats for sure. We’ll all be out in frount of the white house doors with no money, no gas. The ME is pretty passive compared to a patriot who loves their Country. This better be straight up!

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