If you are budgeted 100 pizzas you would now only be able to purchase 97.6 that is no massive cut and is not austere. Now if you cut all the pizzas that would be a cut. You would maybe be better served to make your own pizza as well.
As I understand it more money will still be spent than the previous year. That means you’ll get 101 pizzas instead of 110. Or there ‘bouts.
Just one problem with your thinking. It’s not coming out of appropriations, weapon systems, and travel budgets. It’s coming out of people’s paychecks. If you and every other “good” conservative here took a 20% paycut you’d be marching with the unions and demanding your CEO’s head. But it’s OK because it’s happening to SOMEBODY ELSE. Just remember, they’ll be coming for you soon enough.