A president's cabinet gets its spending money from Congress. Cabinet officials have the money available to spend as needed. Many times the spending money is not set in stone. The various departments have options to move funds around and pay bills on necessary programs.
This is how Obama's cronies work. This is their standard operating procedure. What the Boss says...goes. Sad to say we the voting public bear the fruits of their indecision. These Cabinet officials would all be fired if they were working for a corporation. In their case, the Boss wants more spending so they cry about a 2% reduction in projected spending! Then they turn around and beat their collective chests but do nothing to improve on spending cuts.
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