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Paul R. Cullinan, a former Congressional Budget Office official who is now at the Brookings Institution, said that with 62 percent of the budget going to entitlement spending and much of the rest to defense and other nearly untouchable programs, there's actually little room in the $3 trillion budget for cuts.
"It might be a wise thing for a president to come in and take on some programs in the areas where his supporters expect they'll only get increases - come in and say, nope, we're going to scrub everywhere," Mr. Cullinan said.