The president and most other Washington politicians are speaking doublespeak when they use numbers. The president has signed into law $1.4 trillion in spending cuts? It's essentially smoke and mirrors, they propose to spend $5 trillion, and the president proposes spending $3.6 trillion. So that's $1.4 trillion in cuts, right? Not right. It's still spending more than we spent the previous year, so it's still deficit spending. This is how disingenuous all our public officials are becoming.