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The Washington Post headline:

Obama's Budget Knife Yields Modest Trims

Shocking, isn't it? I was so confident they'd cut a lot. The opening of the story:

President Obama has said for weeks that his staff is scouring the
federal budget, "line by line," for savings. Today, they will release
the results: a plan to trim 121 programs by $17 billion, a tiny
fraction of next year's $3.4 trillion budget.

I guess that's the only fat in the $3.4 trillion. The rest of it is just too essential.