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The Budget - what a difference a year makes

jim and adel

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Last year, Swan opened the budget announcement with the words 'The four surpluses I announce tonight are a powerful endorsement of the strength of our economy, resilience of our people, and success of our policies.'


That the economy was on the brink of four surpluses seems laughable now (or it would if it wasn't so serious), but there was no sign of laughter when he got up today and presented this latest budget - in fact, he looked like he wished he was anywhere else but standing there.

If what he told us is the rosiest picture that could be painted with all the spin at his disposal and in an election year, then things are worse than I thought. :confused:



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