What am I missing? The President proposes a $2.57 trillion!!!!!for the 2006 fiscal year and the AP calls it “the most austere of Bush’s presidency.” How is $2.57 trillion austere?!

The 2005 budget was $2.4 trillion and the 2004 budget was $2.2 trillion. How is an increase to $2.57 trillion austere? It’s not austere, it’s absurd.