Hands up all of those who have been utterly underwhelmed by the lead up to to tonight’s Budget? Have you tired of both the government’s “softening up ” process where we are given strong hints of the most extreme measures that the LNP “drys” have wet dreams about along with the Labor party joining in with their own scare campaign and pathetic warbling about “broken promises”. Now will the rest of the audience who are familiar with this dance join me for a collective rolling of the eyes along with a very audible collective sigh because we have all seen this media dance so many times before. Every year we are treated to the same bullshit from both sides of politics. the same overstatement with the same expectation that on Wednesday morning we will all breathe a sigh of relief that the budget “could have been worse” and an overall impression that its not so bad.
Personally I think that playing any sort of speculative game about what is or is not in the budget plays right into the hands of the Party propagandists.
Frankly this sums up how I feel about the whole thing:
When we have seen the budget and we know what is ACTUALLY in it then I may get a little bit more interested in what the government is ACTUALLY going to do until then I’ll leave the tail chasing speculation to lesser mortals.
The beauty of the Labor scare campaign is that we know it won’t be that bad #qanda
— Iain Hall (@theiainhall) May 12, 2014
Yep I managed to get another tweet up on QandA last night much to the chagrin of my biggest fan