Federal budget 2015: A budget that will restore political fortunes but at a cost
This is the budget of a badly rattled government that has put self-preservation ahead of economic responsibility. It will do much to restore Tony Abbott’s political fortunes, but next to nothing to return the budget to surplus or hasten the economy’s return to strong growth.
Don’t be misled by all the happy talk of an improving economy and all the jobs to be created
What it’s not is “dull”. Turns out, when Abbott promised a dull budget what he meant was one that was the opposite of last year’s.
This budget will be incessantly compared with Joe Hockey’s first attempt because that is its almost sole objective: to have the reverse effect of last year’s.
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