Jon Stewart Features David Walker: We Have a Dysfunctional Democracy

In a classic Daily Show episode, Jon Stewart interviews David Walker — former United States Comptroller General, President and CEO of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and protagonist of the Addison Wiggin-produced documentary I.O.U.S.A. — who explains how the US has become a “dysfunctional democracy” because career politicians are more worried about their jobs than genuinely serving the public.

Walker also highlights that:

* After 2002, when statutory budget controls expired, Washington became out of touch and went crazy with spending

* The United States hasn’t had an effective budgetary plan, and does not have outcome-based indicators in education, public finance or other key areas that could help provide more practical spending guidance for the nation

You can view the segment below, which originally aired earlier this year and was featured on The Daily Bail this past weekend in a post on how there is no party of fiscal responsibility in Washington.

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