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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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