“Nonessential services” need to be cut first. That DOES include 80% of Homeland Security/TSA costs, 40% of Defense-mostly contracting, and yes White House tours.
Having been through “across the board” cuts from Reagan, Bush 41, and observed where Republicans want cuts now, it’s interesting that they always target any regulatory agencies and personnel first. That wolf in the henhouse has always been, and remains, corporate bosses of mostly Republican administrations and members of Congress (but it certainly isn’t exclusive!)
What’s really disturbing is that folks like Ramirez and Rush baldly put forth a lot of junk, and their “followers” who know nothing at all of how government actually operates, swallow it hook, line, sinker, and garbage scow boat.