Of course the administration always classifies "cuts" as reducing defense, police, teachers, national parks, social security, medicare, passports etc. All the stuff the average American is willing to pay for. Never any mention of cutting welfare, food stamps and all the other unearned "entitlements", upon which, the welfare generations have become dependent. Here's a modest proposal: How about promoting a national policy of self reliance and personal responsibility and eliminate all welfare type spending. We could balance the budget in no time if not immediately.