I heard a statistic the other day that even if we were to cut all discretionary spending – that is if we ditched the “discretionary” spending outlined in the Constitution and had no defense, no post roads, etc. – and we only spent “mandatory” things like welfare, social security, and handouts, we’d still be running deficits.
Just digging up a couple of quick charts off the internet (from Congressman Thornberry):
But don’t you worry! The OMB is out there working tirelessly to ensure that there is “An Economy Built to Last and Security for the LGBT Community“. They didn’t forget the administration’s pet serf Julia, either.