The former comptroller general also said salaries for members of Congress should be based on performance, specifically passing budgets on time. “In my lifetime, the Congress has only passed a budget and timely appropriations bill, meaning by the beginning of the fiscal year, four times in 61 years,” he said. “Ladies and gentleman, that is an ‘F’ minus.” He joked that if Congress was paid on performance, “they’d owe us money.”
Walker pointed to the economy, jobs and solving the debt crisis as the three most important factors for determining how Americans cast their ballots on Election Day. “Whichever presidential candidate can demonstrate to the American people that they can do the best job prospectively — let’s don’t fight this about the past,” he said. “There’s plenty of reasons we are where we are, there’s plenty of blame to go around. It’s not a personal and a partisan issue.”
According to Walker, all areas of the federal budget should be up for cuts and reforms. “I respectfully suggest that everything has to be on the table,” he said, including the possibilities of cutting Medicare and raising taxes.
Ultimately, this issue comes down to the immorality behind leaving such a financial burden on future generations,Walker said. “It’s easy to spend somebody else’s money,” he said. “It’s even easier to spend it when they’re too young to vote or not born yet, and that’s what’s going on. And that’s got to stop.”