I want to make sure you know about an upcoming stop in your state by former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker during his national “$10 Million a Minute” bus tour. And, of course, I want to give you the details about this stop plus the entire tour, in hopes that you may want to interview Dave during his stop there.
The $10 Million a Minute tour will kick off at St. Anselm College, from 5pm to 7pm. The free event is open to the public, and includes an interactive public forum about the national economy. The forum will explore how the national debt affects Granite Staters, offer nonpartisan solutions, and show voters what they can do to encourage reform.
Dave Walker’s organization, the Comeback America Initiative, is launching this tour to focus on the urgent need for voters (especially in swing states) to press candidates for national office on what they’d do to address our fiscal mess. The name of the tour gets across just how critical the stakes are: Our total debt burden (including our unfunded promises for Social Security and Medicare) is going up by $10 million a minute! And according to the “Burden Barometer” that CAI has created as a more complete gauge of our total debt than the Debt Clock (and will unveil on this tour), our present debt is close to $70 trillion.
This tour will enable Mr. Walker and other national economic leaders be to have a conversation with voters so that they completely understand the need for candidates to pledge to take meaningful action...or get off the stage and let more serious candidates run for office. Toward this end, Mr. Walker has come up with the “Serious 7”—seven critical questions to help voters evaluate local and national political candidates.
To underscore, this unprecedented tour is completely nonpartisan. It is supported by a who's who of national leaders: including two former heads of the Democratic National Committee, and two former heads of the Republican National Committee, two former Fed Chairmen (Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker), Alan Simpson, Erskine Bowles, Alice Rivlin, and many others.
You can learn more about the $10 Million a Minute tour here: www.10millionaminute.com
• US News coverage of the Burden Barometer is here: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/08/07/federal-
Can you let us know if you would like to interview Dave Walker...and/or come to the event? We will certainly make sure there is press availability with Dave Walker and other high profile attendees, so please let us know if you'd like to get on the media list.