Government is currently not representative of, or responsive to, the public and we are dominated by special interests, big money, and career politicians, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker told the East Hartford Chamber of Commerce at Goodwin College on Thursday.
The Connecticut resident who recently returned from a 34-day, 27-state, 9,500-mile fiscal responsibility bus tour, gave a sobering talk about the fiscal state of the American economy.
The collapse of Wall Street and the housing market had a profound impact on Walker personally. His daughter lost a job, his son lost his home, and he and his wife lost a significant part of their personal net worth.
“The question is, who’s been held accountable?” Walker said. “The answer is ‘nobody.’”