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Hon. Maurice McTigue | National Debt at $28 Trillion | Addressing Omnibus Bills — Accountability and Transparency | The Death of Truth

March 22nd, 2021

Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for a conversation with Honorable Maurice McTigue, QSO on concerns about America's national debt at $28 trillion, the return of earmarks in Congress — a throwback to the days of "Alaska's bridge to nowhere," and the dangers of the omnibus bills combining diverse subjects along with the lack of accountability and transparency in federal government spending. The discussion also brings greater attention to "the death of truth" in the West and its impact on freedom of speech and justice.

The Honorable Maurice McTigue, QSO, is Vice President for Outreach at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Member of the Executive Advisory Board of the International Leaders Summit.

McTigue has testified on Capitol Hill and published articles in many major media outlets, including the New York Times, the Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, US News & World Report, and the Chicago Tribune. McTigue advised The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and most federal agencies in the Clinton and Bush administrations on issues of accountability and transparency and has consulted with legislators and governors in more than 30 states. McTigue was a special advisor to Louisiana’s Commission on Streamlining Government and was named to Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring.

A former cabinet minister and member of parliament in his native New Zealand, McTigue was one of the architects of the “New Zealand miracle,” which dramatically reformed the country’s government and economy by implementing market-driven, progrowth policies. He later became New Zealand’s ambassador to Canada and received the prestigious Queen’s Service Order in recognition of his public service from Queen Elizabeth II.

For further details about Maurice McTigue and his leadership in advancing principled reforms in his home country of New Zealand, the United States of America and Europe — please review these articles and videos:

Rolling Back Government: Lessons from New Zealand

Video: Maurice McTigue | The Rule of Law, Jerusalem Leaders Summit 2015

Video: Maurice McTigue: Advancing Reforms in Eastern Europe | HRT Prime Time News — Croatia Radio and Television | International Leaders Summit |

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