The job of the Auditor General of the United States is to protect the truth about our nation's finances from the lies and manipulations of politics. This is what he has told us. (Please do fact-check it!) 1. We are on an unsustainable path that threatens our future. 2. We have lost control of our destiny by relying on others to fund our consumption. 3. We cannot afford the status quo; the status quo is not an option. 4. All alarms are flashing red and no one seems to want to do anything about it!