Nation’s former top accountant eyes debt warily

NEW YORK • The economy is slowly growing, the government’s yearly budget deficit falling. But the nation’s former top accountant doesn’t buy the idea that everything is OK. David Walker, who for a decade ran the Government Accountability Office, the watchdog group charged with overseeing how the government spends taxpayer money, is as adamant as ever that Washington is out of touch and out of control with the nation’s finances. Next month he’ll present a major report for the nonprofit he founded...

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