The 10-year projection is irrelevant, the chance of them sticking to the plan over that time frame is zero.

May 16 (Reuters) — A hard-won budget deal that was touted as the biggest domestic spending cut in U.S. history when it passed Congress last month will actually cause the government to spend $3.2 billion more in the short term, according to a new estimate released on Monday.

But the deal sets the government on track to spend $122 billion less over the next 10 years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said.

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