Why doesn't Congress decide what is to be cut?
Let's face it, no matter what Obama decided, it would be wrong.
The Congress is complaining about cutting the military and taking care of disabled vets but they refuse to eliminate the building of more tanks that the army doesn't want
Just looking at that, if Obama cut those tanks, the Congress critters whose districts build those tanks would be up in arms about it. If he didn't, the others would be up in arms about the waste that could be directed elsewhere.
I don't blame him for not taking it on. It is definitely a lose-lose situation.