Responding to the Obama administration's operatic warnings of
catastrophe for Meals on Wheels for the elderly, Head Start, meat
inspections, air traffic controllers, and police, fire, and 911 operators
if the government reduces the rate of increase of federal spending by 2
percent, radio host Chris Plante offered the following suggestion: "Since
this two percent obviously covers all essential government spending, let's
cut the other 98 percent!"