Although the Pentagon plan represents virtually half of all domestic discretionary spending, it does not include the substantial cost of ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, which officials say would be funded in a future supplemental appropriation.
In two weeks, I will send you a budget that funds the war, protects the homeland, and meets important domestic needs, while limiting the growth in discretionary spending to less than 4 percent. (Applause.) This will require that Congress focus on priorities, cut wasteful spending, and be wise with the people's money. By doing so, we can cut the deficit in half over the next five years. (Applause.)