You can't *prioritize* spending. It's *ALL* of vital importance to maintaining the brobdingagian machinery of government! The government must live, and expand, and grow, for any alteration of the pattern is an unacceptable admission that the current direction was wrong all along, and we can't have that now canwe?!?!?!
ps - I get happy any time I can use words like "brobdingagian", especially in political discourse. It kind of makes my whole day shinier. :-)