The local paper has a headline that has been oft repeated on the MSM. Something like, Public should brace for spending cuts, government warns. They are going to cut the rate of increase by less than 1%, the feds will still spend more money tomorrow than they did yesterday. I'm braced.
Notice the feds are doing what all governments do when their budget is threatened. They vow to reduce increase the number of bureaucrats, cut raise office expenses for top management, and reduce increase salaries for elected officials. They threaten to cut what the public values most.