Over a trillion dollars have already been cut from the budget but the Republicans simply don't seem to be satisfied that it is ever enough.
While "Smaller Government & More Freedom" is a mainstay Republican concept, so is the idea of more "austerity planning" which threatens to weaken an already fragile American Economy and undo the growth made since the Crash of 2007. But Republicans don't seem to be all that concerned.
No doubt that there is a real need to balance the budget and most American citizens would most certainly agree with this sort of planning. There is no doubt that when dealing with budgeting human lives will tend to be impacted and it is usually the liberal political spectrum that is concerned with limiting the damage as much as possible when it comes to responsible fiscal management.
The United States Congress will need to find a balance between good fiscal management and also limiting the negative human impact as much as possible. Republicans seem not to be concerned at all with human suffering but more so with the bottom line and monetary management solely and this reflects in the general attitudinal disposition of both Republican politicians and those who tend to vote Republican most of the time.
Indeed, many Independent voters feel that there must be a balance which must be struck between human suffering and proper fiscal management.