Walker busts a move

There’s a fierce competition for dance floor supremacy among deficit hawks.

Enter David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, who 18 months ago was weighing a bid for U.S. Senate in his home state of Connecticut.

A former Republican who turned independent 14 years ago, Walker shimmies to the beat of the “Harlem Shake” in a powdered wig in a newly-released YouTube video by the debt reduction campaign, The Can Kicks Back.

“What’s going on in Washington is truly outrageous. It’s time to shake things up,” Walker says of the $16 trillion deficit.

Walker, 61, who led the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent investigative arm of Congress, during his decade-long tenure as comptroller general, appears with Brookings Institution senior fellow and noted economist Alice Rivlin in the video.

Rivlin, 81, a former Cabinet member who served as director of the White House Office of Management, opens the video by citing a Congressional Budget Office report that says the national debt will hit 77 percent of the gross domestic product by 2023.

The Can Kicks Back is the same outfit behind a viral video starring Alan Simpson, co-chairman of President Obama’s debt commission grooving to “Gangnam Style,” the song by the South Korean hip hop artist PSY that inspired a dance craze.

And now comes the “Harlem Shake.”

Oh, what wonks will do to be hip.