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Again, these are social policy changes that happen to involve the federal budget, but only in insignificant amounts.

Assuming that any change to the budget triggers debate, and there’s limited amount of time TO debate, wasting any effort at all with piddly rounding errors is counterproductive if your goal is fiscal improvement. Precious attention, political capital, etc. should be spent perhaps on line-items that are not sad little rounding errors.

Again, claiming that these cuts have anything to do with fiscal responsibility is a smokescreen for eliminating institutions they simply don’t like.

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