Even with these marginal “cuts” the budget is going to go up. It’s all a sham, the GOP is too timid to actually do anything. I think the GOP leaders are trying to find ways to not cut anything.
Completely defunding Obamacare would at least stall the rate of increase.
The leadership is terrified of being perceived as a threat to long standing deals cut with Washington Lobbyists and with interests back home. The Tea Parties are the only force that can get them to budge.