From: Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The head of the audit and investigative arm of the US Congress announced his resignation Friday, citing “real limitations” on what he could do.
David Walker, 51, a respected voice on fiscal matters, said he was making an early departure from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to head a new public interest foundation. …
He had warned that the US government was on a “burning platform” of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action was not taken soon.
There were “striking similarities” between America’s current situation and the factors that brought down Rome, he had said.
These included “declining moral values and political civility at home, an over-confident and over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government.”