Sure, why shouldn't they chop even more? It's not as if there are any real people on the other end of those numbers:
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) announced Wednesday that Democrats had finally reached an agreement on a budget plan.
His announcement came as the leadership met with President Obama to inform him that their members had unified around a message for the debt-limit showdown.
Conrad’s proposal, which he said he plans to introduce as soon as next week, would cut more than $4 trillion from the deficit, a greater reduction than what Obama’s fiscal commission had recommended.
“We’ve reached an agreement after weeks of work,” Conrad told The Hill on Wednesday afternoon. “I think it’s big.”