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Budget 2014: It’s the unfairness, stupid

May 19, 2014 - 12:20 -- Admin

I had a quick interchange with Mumble blogger Peter Brent on Twitter last week. Brent, whose blog appears on The Australian‘s website, had been running with the line that the Budget was likely to be perceived as good for the economy, if not for individuals, and therefore would not cause the government ongoing political pain. This also appears to have been the Government’s thinking – we heard constantly that Peter Costello’s “axe and tax” Budget in 1996 was well received, and had turned out to be a net political plus for a government that discarded its “core promises” in order to do “fiscal repair”.

Well, times change.