Rest assured when “trying to figure out how to spend less” they are NOT talking about the Military.
After the first round of tax breaks guys like Mnuchin were assuring people that the cuts would pay for themselves with increased tax revenues. That obviously not happening as the Deficit expected to go UP topping 1 trillion dollars so the claim will be made , no doubt, that the reason it not working is because the tax cuts were not large enough.
Now the US Government in claiming they want to “cut taxes” recognize there that huge shortfall so have decided to make up for that shortfall by using tariffs on imported goods. This drives the price of those goods up which in essence is a higher tax on the 99 percent. The 1 percent are not affected by this.