David W. Walker, “The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour Online,” The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, 09/16/09

(VATinfo Note: Walker does not mention VAT in this concise overview, but does favor a VAT; see quote in “Books” section.)

“We can and we must reform our tax system to make it simpler, fairer, more competitive, more administrable and also to generate adequate revenues to pay our current bills and to deliver on the promises we intend to keep.

And, yes, we can engage in a fundamental review and re-baselining of all major tax programs and tax preferences to understand which ones work, which ones don’t, which ones are focused on the future and which ones perpetuate the past.”