It does seem silly.I can't believe an organization that spends over 3 trillion dollars a year is crying over 85 billion. Amazing.
I guess it'd be one thing if it were planned, but to suddenly make cuts is a drastic way to run an organization.
As you well know, any organization as dysfunctional as the US Government would be out of business in no time.
China smiles as America argues with itself. Their controlled economy has outperformed ours for over a decade, with American Corporation's generous help to China. And the Corporations don't pay American taxes on their Chinese profits!! Only to China!!
So, over the years they've exported millions of American jobs to cheap labor nations. With the blessings of Dems and Repubs.
Then they blame Americans for being lazy and looking for Gov't help because they can't live on the slave wages so common today.
And you appear to have bought into this nonsense.
Who's got it better than us?? Many nations, you really need to travel more. Try the northern tier of Europe, to start.