David Walker is a Name-to-Know in the battle for governmental financial responsibility. He knows what he's talking about. He was head of the
General Accounting Office under both Clinton and W before he left to fight deficits full-time at the Peter G Peterson Foundation. Now he's pursuing the same mission leading the Comeback America Initiative. US
If you've seen the movie IOUSA, you've seen David Walker in action. If you haven't check it out.
Take his Fiscal IQ quiz then read his explanation at the end. Don't worry about your score. Think of it as an exploratory mission, not a mission of conquest.
Also, he's attempting to forge a bi-partisan coalition. To do that, each side has to see him as hitting the other side with at least as much pain as they think they are taking.
And remember that a point or two he presents as fact are actually opinions. I was tweeked a bit along the way, but hey, I'm an adult...one who believes in freedom of expression. So I didn't get all bent out of shape even though I disagree with a point or two.
His goal is deficit reduction, almost whatever it takes to get there. That might be different than you or I. That's OK.
I suggest that you take his quiz. It's good stuff.