Meaningful cuts are some significant fraction of the entitlement and discretionary spending budget, like an annual 10% pruning from the previous year, starting with the 2006 budget as a baseline.
Not "across the board" cuts, but the termination of programs and the cutting back of others until government is once again back in the suit the Constiution says it's supposed to fit in.
Put it in perspective. A family spent $34K more this year than their income. They've been spending more than they earn for four decades. Next year they're going to owe another $20K or more.
They have to make some cuts. They're going cut from their annual expenses a total of $220 each year.
With such an impressive feat, how long does the family have to keep their belt tightened before they're clear of debt?
You think that's a good plan for a family budget?
You think it's going to work any better for the United States?