Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Monday that Republicans in Congress need to develop a concrete agenda that isn’t defined by just opposing Democrats, as well as be able to articulate that agenda to voters in terms they understand.
“As governors, as state leaders, we’re more optimistic than our friends in Washington,” Walker said on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe.’ “We’re not just against something, we’re laying out a plan, laying out a vision. You don’t just sit back and nick the other side – you got to lay out a plan.”
“We talk in terms that are more relevant,” Walker added. “Sequester, for most people it just goes right over their head. Debt ceilings, fiscal cliffs — we talk about making our kids’ schools better, we talk about balancing our budgets so we can live within our means, we talk about helping our neighbor get a job again.”
When host Joe Scarborough asked Walker why he opposed a government shutdown to defund Obamacare, the governor said he had “real problems” with the healthcare law but that the GOP wasn’t correctly addressing the problem.
“I think most Americans, even if they don’t like the size or growth of government, they still want something to work, something very fundamentally to work, and that’s a difference again between Washington and the state level,” he said.
Watch the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
[h/t The Hill]