Poor pocket change. This “use it or lose it” annual budget gluttony is the reason our government departments are AFRAID TO ECONOMIZE. If they could roll over unused funds to the next year, or even save up for several years to fund specific projects, this would be less of a problem. People like to make a stupid comparison to households or businesses budgets and the government budget, and this is one thing that NO-ONE EVER FIXES that doesn’t happen in households or businesses at the end of the year. If you save on groceries that year, you don’t lose your extra money or have your grocery budget slashed. Fix this “use it or lose it” problem and other things will sort themselves out.