On Monday, President Bush announced his plan for cutting expenditures as he revealed the budget for 2006. Bush's goal is to reduce the deficit by half for the year 2009. While this goal may be feasible and realistic, it appears that the budget does not include projected costs for military projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. How can George cut budget spending if he does not figure in all of the expenditures? With this type of budgeting one is left to wonder if the President of the United States is just giving us political jargon instead of economic truth. Perhaps, as Dr. Tufte stated, this political nonsense is supplied only because America demands it.