If you were noticing, the DoD spending spiked in the 3rd quarter to fudge all the numbers up. Since even Obama can't spend what's not authorized, the reductions in Fed spending are, DOH? , predictable.
Come on folks, always remember the Dems are two-step thinkers. They knew Fed spending would go down in the 4th quarter. Why do you think Obama drew out the "fiscal cliff" stuff when he only had Baleful Bawling Boehner slinking around whimpering the day after the election?