Morty, dig a little deeper. The president “suggests” a budget he want’s to see and it’s processed through congress. His “cuts” in perusing his 2013 adds up to roughly 1.1 billion dollars. Be-still my heart! It should only take a couple of centuries to balance the budget with those budget cuts. Obama hasn’t delivered a budget in his first term that congress would even act on, including his own party in control for 2 years. Neither the republicans or the democrats are serious about balanced budgets. Every administration from Carter to present has increased government spending and grown the size and control of government.