It needs to be cut by eliminating programs no longer needed first then by priority after that. No sacred cows! Our government is far too big. According to studies the wages of those working for the federal government are significantly higher than their privately hired counterparts and federal employees receive unequaled benefits relative to their private counterpart. Its not even close. 13 sick days, 10 federal holidays, vacation starting at two weeks and going higher depending upon years of service, pensions, savings plans plus match, healthcare, with dental, vision and disability. What don’t they have? They are no longer government servants but instead paid significantly more than those they are supposed to be serving. There is a need for government but about 1/2 its current size.