I predict there will be some minimal cuts and even more money budgeted for spending elsewhere. When my congressman was first elected the first bill he sponsored was to cut funding for the endowment for the arts by 50%. He ended up voting against his own bill because by the time it got out of committee it was a 20% cut in the amount of annual increase and that 20% (a few million dollars) was immediately snatched up for spending elsewhere.
Maybe its time to limit the amount of money the feds are allowed to take in because tax and spending cuts are smoke and mirrors
Limiting the amount of Property Taxes was enacted in California in 1978, called Prop. 13 (Jarvis-Gann), and has stood the legal test of time.
The authors of the bill were NOT politicians. They were conservative businessmen that felt the best way to limit the size and scope of government, was by restricting the funds.
Maybe grassroots conservatives should push for a national Jarvis-Gann Act.
I would be enthusiastic, but the definition of "conservative" is now all over the place.