Thomas Friedman’s Candidate for President: The Leader of the Economic Sleepwalk Tour

By: Sunday February 19, 2012 7:00 pm

Thomas Friedman gave readers his pseudo endorsement of a candidate for president today. The person is David Walker, who headed up the Government Accountability Office from 1998 to 2008 before leaving to take the helm as president of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. He later left that organization to head up another Peter Peterson funded venture.

Walker has been in the public eye over for more than a decade as a result of his crusade against the government budget deficit.


Alan Simpson Just Asked Me to Leave Rich People Alone

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 3:16 pm

I’m feeling pretty guilty. I hadn’t known I was causing billionaires so much suffering. The former co-chair of President Obama’s deficit (a.k.a. catfood) commission just asked me during a public event to stop going after rich people. Then he came up to me after the event to make sure I’d gotten the point.

Americans to Congress: Give Us Jobs, Not Deficit Dance

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 9:45 am

Americans overwhelmingly rank jobs and the economy as the most important challenge facing this country, according to a new CBS News/“New York Times” poll. The disconnect between the Washington elites, who have been swept up in deficit hysteria, and the rest of the country couldn’t be more stark.

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