“Democratic officials knowledgeable about the proposals said the administration’s ideas including taking unused money from federal highway programs and leftover funds from a program providing health care to middle-class families. Both ideas count in congressional budget terms as savings that could be used to pay for spending elsewhere in the day-to-day budgets of domestic agencies, but their practical effect is nil.”
Wait… so if I reduce how much I have budgeted for one area… it counts as a budget cut. But if I then use those funds to pay for something in another area… it STILL counts as a budget cut?!?
No wonder we’re so bankrupt!