He did include this paragraph:
So he did not completely skip this fact, but this is a pretty big deal when the party in control of the house is touting fiscal responsibility is focused on the 12%. What this did was allow Reps Ryan and Bachmann to step in after the speech and make sweeping statements about the need to reign in government and simply speaking past President Obama (just like Bachmann did to the camera). This seems to mean, amongst other things, cutting into the Department of State and de-fund USAID. Such cuts will impact the world's poor and America's foreign policy. That seems good enough reason to spend some more time discussing this issue.Now, most of the cuts and savings I’ve proposed only address annual domestic spending, which represents a little more than 12% of our budget. To make further progress, we have to stop pretending that cutting this kind of spending alone will be enough. It won’t.
*I swore I would not post anything about the SOTU, but I had to at least share the graph.