Of course the GOP will get the blame. The “media” direct the low-info sheeple to blame Repubs, and they’ll do it on cue.
Instead of blame, how about the GOP getting credit for the savings. With a budget of around 700 billion, a 50 billion dollar cut is not going to cause the place to close down. Of course, to exert pressure, they will initially threaten to lay off everyone, scrap aircraft carriers, ground air wings, and disband army divisions. Only as a last resort will they actually look at cutting a small amount of non essential spending. That is the bureaucratic way.