It's just like anything else Klook, if your not being effected then you want programs to be cut. When you need jobs there has to be spending, if the Gov. has to have failing infrastructure repaired it spends some money but gives businesses as well as employees jobs, the stuff needs done anyway. The cons want to cut SS for one example, many live on that & that alone but they will not even consider having a millionaire pay more or cut into the largest defense spending on earth. There is a lot of pork all around but no one wants theirs cut, Obama has cut some already, the debt was already there & climbing. We should by all means be totally out of both wars but let's be honest we stay to protect big business, did you notice how both sides (mostly cons) itch about welfare but neither except the lib side has done anything forever (because they are both spineless). Cut the pork, cut lobbyists, cut bottled water, add time spent in DC, there are things that don't cost much but when added together add up to billions & they are totally unnecessary. The question was, not what he is spending but what is the difference between your example of the magic wand & what the Pres. is facing.