Opinion Piece from Sophie Mirabella
The Punch, 7 January 2013
Now that the US appears to have avoided its fiscal cliff (albeit briefly), I’m sure we all await an update from the Treasurer on the status of his “failure is not an option” budget surplus-now-deficit.
Despite emphatically claiming for the last 2 years that his government “has delivered a surplus in 2012-13”, Mr Swan snuck in a quiet “surplus now unlikely” statement just before Christmas. I guess we now know that failure is indeed an option for Labor.
But while many of us were visiting family, working our way through the leftover Christmas ham, and taking a well-earned rest, our fearless Treasurer was working doubly hard - to apportion blame.
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