The Washington Post headline:
"House Approves Dramatic Cuts in Federal Spending"
Total of Dramatic Cuts: $60 billion
Total Budget Proposal: $3.7 trillion
Projected Budget Deficit: $1.645 trillion
Dramatic Cuts as percent of GDP: 0.004
Dramatic Cuts as percent of Total Budget: 0.0162
Dramatic Cuts as percent of Budget Deficit: 0.0375
Even this tiny cut is unlikely to stick.
House Republicans pushed the legislation through after a marathon debate capped off by an all-night session Friday that spilled into Saturday morning. During the bleary-eyed final roll call at 4:35 a.m., 235 Republicans were joined by no Democrats in support of dramatic spending reductions that they said were needed to address a soaring annual deficit of $1.6 trillion; 189 Democrats -- as well as three Republicans -- opposed it, accusing Republicans of writing the bill with a "double meat ax."
Only one trillion five hundred and forty billion left to go.