Writing from London, George Will puts planned U.S.-government budget cuts in perspective :
The shrinkage of government is supposed to be more severe here [in the U.K.] than in America, where the supposedly “savage,” “draconian,” etc., cuts recently agreed to mean that for a decade Washington must scrape by on $43.7 trillion rather than $46.1 trillion. Really.
Those are cuts – should they actually occur (itself doubtful) – over each of the next ten years of, on average, $240 billion.
For such measly trimming of bloated and bloviating Uncle Sam we are subjected to an absurd orgy of sturm und drang.