President Obama is like one of those alcoholics who claim they've kicked the habit because they now drink only beer:
The announcement that President Obama will freeze non-military discretionary spending for three years has the liberal caucus in a tizzy. The key fact is that non-military discretionary spending today is about 25 percent of the budget. Freezing 25 percent of spending while entitlements grow faster than inflation does not confront our deficit, but it does make the Democratic base really really mad.
Oh, well. Every little bit helps, and this is indeed a little bit. White House estimate of savings: $250 billion over 10 years. Projected accumulated debt over that time period: $9 trillion.