psst, shrank the deficit from the record high created the previous year by the same administration. title is misleading; spending was not cut. they just took in more money so that the deficit wasn't as high. the "Reduced spending" was the result of overestimating the cost of the 787 stimulus so moving the goalposts allowed them to say "hey we're not going to spend as much as we thought we would so we're going to count that the same as actually spending less than before"
Where are you getting this from?