Carly Fiorina criticized President Obama's economic policies as damaging to the middle class and pledged to submit a balanced budget during her first term on Wednesday morning.

"One of the keys to submitting a balanced budget is knowing where the money's being spent," Fiorina said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "Where I would start is to submit a plan for zero-based budgeting because we have to be able to talk about all the money. Have you ever noticed how the government spends more money every year but doesn't have money to do more things?"

The GOP candidate stated that her goal would be for the government to have enough money to do things such as "secure the border or answer taxpayer questions or fix roads and bridges." In order to do that she says she would cut from agencies spending too much money or incurring too much debt. She named the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.

"We have to be able to look at every dime and reappropriate it. And I would start by saying what's the federal government's job? Because there's a lot of things they're doing that's not their job," Fiorina said. "To get that done would require the help of citizens, which is why I will galvanize the common sense and good judgement and frustration of the citizenry to put pressure on Congress."