A couple of random thoughts. There's no fat in the non-existent budget that could be trimmed? This is like a family having to cut back $2.70 cents from their $100 weekly food budget. One less bag of chips, perhaps? Oh, the tragedy of it all! Regarding that family, it would be akin to them cutting out food from their budget instead of looking at the non-essentials. Maybe one less movie out a month? What this boils down to is that the government can NEVER do with less. That's what Democrats are claiming. This measly 2.7% cut in the RATE of growth is the END of THE WORLD!! What a real leader would say is, "You've had to cut back, so will we. We'll spend less and cut the fat. Thanks you, and good night". Period.