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Debt reduction talk attracts protesters

Sep 19, 2012
Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio

David Walker has given his lecture on reducing the national debt in 13 cities, but he says his appearance in St. Louis  was the first that attracted protesters. Walker was the Comptroller General of the United States from 1998 to 2008, serving in the Government Accountability Office.

Since then, Walker has written a book and toured around America to lecture on the increasing national debt. His lecture tour, titled "$10 Million a Minute", involves him speaking about a variety of areas in which he believes residents can combat the growing U.S. financial burden.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 27, 2011 - WASHINGTON - Starting five weeks from now, most workers will notice that their paychecks are a bit smaller -- to the tune of $1,000 a year for the average American.

At least that's what will happen if Congress takes no action next month to extend the payroll tax cut. And, in the wake of the failure of the "super committee" to reach a deficit-reduction deal last week, a payroll-tax battle is now brewing on Capitol Hill