It may sound funny to folks who aren't familiar with the numbers. But it's the simple truth.
We're in a strange time when plain arithmetic is somehow 'funny.'
Look at the annual budget increases vs the Presidents who submitted them for the past 32 years since Reagan was elected. Don't forget to include the immense 2009 budget increase submitted by George Bush. There was a great article on this in the WSJ just a couple of weeks ago.