Washington (CNN) - Be honest: Stories about the federal budget make your eyes glaze over, right?
Unless you're a budget analyst or die-hard political junkie, you probably have no idea what the White House means when it refers to President Obama's plan to freeze non-security federal discretionary spending over the next three years.
So what is the president proposing? And who would be affected if Congress adopts his plan?
Start with the numbers.
When the White House talks about non-security discretionary spending, it's referring to spending on an array of domestic programs - everything from agriculture to energy - that add up to $447 billion of roughly $3.5 trillion in the federal budget.