NEW YORK--Social Security cannot be viewed in isolation but in combination with the tandem looming crises of soaring Medicare and Medicaid costs, U.S. Comptroller General and GAO Chief David M. Walker warned at a press conference Wednesday.

Expressing frustration not only over this combined Baby Boomer/Social Security crisis, but also with how social programs, military spending and government budgets are passed routinely in Washington without question, Walker stressed that few politicians or Wall Street executives are taking a look at the big picture.

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