BBC Home
Explore the BBC
BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 March 2006, 13:52 GMT 14:52 UK
David Walker
Does the future spell economic disaster for America?

Stephen Sackur talks to America's Auditor -in-Chief, David Walker. Is America facing an economic disaster?

The richest, most powerful nation on earth faces a fiscal "tsunami" which threatens to overwhelm Government and citizens alike.

Who says so? America's auditor in chief, David Walker, whose job it is to oversee all Federal spending.

He's pleading with US politicians and taxpayers to face up to the harsh economic realities that come with an ageing population and spiralling budget deficits.

But is economic disaster really so close at hand?

Stephen Sackur talks to David Walker.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 04:30 GMT, 0830 GMT, 1130 GMT, 1530 GMT, 1930 GMT, 0030 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific