It’s budget day. yay…. ***slow clap***

Successive and recent governments have taken all the fun out of Budget Day by pre-announcing the bulk of it.  The days of sitting around the wireless and tuning into the parliamentary broadcast to hear how much you are going to be paying for your booze and fags come April 1st are over.

The media have been trying to inject some life into it, but they are similarly disinterested.  Talk of lolly scrambles and pork barrels are a given.  It is election year after all.

Budget day should be a Red Letter day for a political blog.  Let’s see if Steve manages to surprise.  Like cutting more waste.  Investing in income producing projects rather than throwing more money at the bludgers would be a nice start.   And let’s make sure we deal with infrastructure and resource problems as well as paying down debt before we get too worried about people with “rights” wanting more free stuff care of you and me.

Has your anticipation of Budget Day changed over the years?  Do you agree this is a particularly uninteresting one?  What do you hope to get out of it, if anything?

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