U.S. COMPTROLLER GENERAL COMPARES U.S. TO END OF ROMAN EMPIRE

The Comptroller General of the U.S. government is warning there are striking similarities between the current situation in the United States and the end of the Roman Empire. In a new report, David Walker said the U.S. is now facing many of the same factors that brought down Rome, including "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." Walker predicted the US is "on a path toward an explosion of debt." As comptroller general, Walker is in charge of the non-partisan Government Accountability Office, often described as the investigative arm of Congress.

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