I can think of a million things to cut.
-Corporate welfare (and get rid of lobbying while we are at it)
-Unnecessary policing of the world by our military (slow withdrawal from the least serious cases.. to start)
-Expensive vacations and trips on our dime by political figures
-Foreign aid (slow reduction.. to be clear)
-Benefits of ANY sort for illegal immigrants
-Imports of things that could be manufactured here on US soil (side benefit... more jobs, more income tax paid in, less entitlements going out)
-Importing of oil when we clearly have places that can be drilled to meet part of that need on US soil (again, jobs, taxes paid in, entitlements)
-Legalize that one thing we can't talk about and tax the holy hell out of it, and require permits/licenses on every side (which would also reduce the
cost of housing prisoners who could be out working and paying taxes instead)
-Tighten up parameters for what qualifies as a disability (I know several people fully capable of working that receive benefits for trivial things..
while others truly in need go without..)
-Raise taxes on the extremely wealthy.
-The TSA can stop being paid strip search granny (how many terrorists have they caught again?)
-Stop the revolving door between corporations and government positions to reduce corporate self serving policies and legislation.
-Insanely high conference budgets and other abuses and misappropriation of funds within various government departments
starting with the DOJ
going department to department after that to investigate.
There are many others I could add, but the aforementioned would be a start.
If I thought of those things in ten minutes.. why can't the government come up with anything (that doesn't hurt the people) to cut? Ohhhh right...
because it would hurt them... got it.