Obama's $17 billion budget cuts won't likely happen
Obama's promised line-by-line scrub of the federal budget has produced a roster of 121 budget cuts totaling $17 billion -- or about one-half of 1 percent of the $3.4 trillion budget Congress has approved for next year. The details were unveiled Thursday.
However, the Democratic Congress has already rejected some of those cuts, so it's all going to be just a PR stunt anyways.
It goes to show how hard it is to eliminate a government program after it has been created.