How Bizarre of you to claim Obama's been given a budget...... Obama insisted on "Balanced Cuts" ...... This post explains how that is confusing to you. You know very little about the Government you live under and nothing of it's policies.
Paying Federal Workers for not working is dumb, I agree. That's why the TEA Party has been calling for reduced Government.
Obama did not reduce spending, this was done by the House. In fact, Obama insists on spending even more! He was given a budget to work with and blew it. Then, he threatened to shutdown the Government unless he was given even more money; this time he insisted there be no conditions on those additional funds. Thank goodness that Boehner refused this outrage demand and is continuing to work to keep the Government functioning in the face of Obama's and Reid's obstinacy.