But he's leaving. And that sucks. But at least they didn't kill him.
The press release says he's leaving for better and brighter things. But I think Bush and Congress just needed him to go away. Seriously, this courageous man was one of the only people in government telling the truth (one of the others being Ron Paul of course). Not that it mattered though, and I see the MSM quote the $9 trillion number 99% of the time, not the real number.
When Congress or Bush talked about $200 million deficits and $9 trillion debts, it was Walker who'd remind them that WE'RE $52 F*CKING TRILLION IN DEBT. When Congress and Bush had all kinds of great new ways to spend taxpayer money, it was Walker who'd remind them THAT WE'RE F*CKING BROKE.
Well, now he's leaving. And I look forward to his replacement, Mike Norman or David Lereah. But here's a few of his gems on the way out.
* "You're supposed to leave the country not just the way you found it, but better prepared for the future. The baby boom generation is failing on that."
* The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are "going to cost $2 trillion by the time we're done." [They're up to around half a trillion now.]
* If private corporations published balance sheets the way the federal government does, Walker said, their leaders would go to jail.
* The biggest deficit in this country right now is "leadership."