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NHJournal Presents an FITN Roundtable on Debt, Deficits and the Economy

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Debt, Deficits, and America’s Looming Fiscal Disaster:

A FITN Election 2024 Roundtable


Friday, January 12

2:00 p.m.

The Millyard Museum

200 Bedford St., Suite 103,

Manchester, NH 03101


On Friday, January 12, at 2 p.m., NHJournal will host a roundtable discussion on America’s national debt crisis. At $34 trillion – and rising – economists and business leaders are concerned by the lack of serious conversation in the 2024 presidential race about getting the nation’s fiscal house in order.

What are the facts and the truth? What can be done realistically? What proposals are mere political shows rather than pragmatic solutions? And why isn’t addressing federal debt levels that have reached 120% of the country’s GDP?

These questions and more will be addressed during the Debt and Deficits 2024 Roundtable, moderated by NHJournal’s Managing Editor Michael Graham, and featuring:

  • Former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker
  • State Senate President – and former U.S. Rep. – Jeb Bradley
  • Businessman and nationally known deficit hawk Joe Penland, aka “Joe From Texas.”

NOTE: FITN presidential candidates and New Hampshire statewide candidates have been invited to attend as well.

The roundtable will be held at the historic Millyard Museum and will be live-streamed as well. Panelists will discuss and debate policy initiatives and take questions from attendees.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected].


The NHJournal Debt and Deficits 2024 Roundtable Panelists:


The Honorable David M. Walker: A nationally and internationally recognized fiscal responsibility, government transformation/accountability, human capital, and retirement security expert, Walker has 40 years of executive-level experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including heading three federal agencies, two non-profits, a global service line for Arthur Andersen LLP, and serving as Comptroller General of the United States and CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for almost 10 years.

N.H. State Senate President Jeb Bradley: State Senate President Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) has served in the New Hampshire Senate since 2009. Before that, he represented the Granite State in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2003-2007, where he served on the House Budget Committee.

Joe Penland, aka “Joe From Texas:” Joe Penland has spent 50 years building successful companies and giving back generously to his community. Growing up in a single-income household and raised by his widowed mother, he learned the value of a dollar. It’s why he is currently spending his own money to raise the alarm on our national debt crisis, which is now over $34 trillion and with no end in sight. For the future of his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids, he crosses the country meeting with everyone he can and consulting experts like former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, and economic experts to promote this conversation and demand our politicians do something about it.


January 12
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


New Hampshire Journal
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Millyard Museum
200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 United States
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