I'm not great at politimath, so lets see how this works out...
Starting with 2013 for example
2013 - 3.7 trillion - 1 trillion = 2.7 trillion
2014 - 2.7 trillion - 1 trillion = 1.7 trillion
2015 - 1.7 trillion - 1 trillion = 0.7 trillion
2016 - 0.7 trillion - 1 trillion = -0.3 trillion
2017 - -0.3 trillion - 1 trillion = -1.3 trillion
Of course the more likely scenario will be
2012 was 3.7 trillion so for 2013 Congress requests 5 trillion, Santorum stalls for 4 trillion, 1 trillion cut
2013 was 4 trillion so for 2014 Congress requests 6 trillion, Santorum stalls for 5 trillion, another trillion cut
and so on and so on.
Remember that in the Potomac Swamp, a decrease in the projected increase is a cut even if you spend more than the previous year.
I wonder if maybe Santorum might have been suggesting cutting 5 trillion of unfunded liability as well as doing something about that budget that we haven't had for over a thousand days? But by all means, O Blah Blah is better. Try blowing your favorite candidate, O Blah Blah, outright instead of attacking the GOP candidates. It's more honest.
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