Much Ado About Nothing, Great Expectations or might it be Oliver with a Twist.
So far we have from ABC News,
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is expected to use tonight’s budget reply speech to explain how he would pay for tax cuts in a first-term Coalition government.
This is indeed Great Expectations given the fancy footwork employed by Abbott’s Opposition to avoid anything resembling answering that very pertinent question, how are they going to pay for anything whatsoever. So let’s hear loud huzzahs for Her Majesty’s Opposition who tonight will reveal in their entirety how they’re going to pay for tax cuts.
Oh damnation, for a moment there I got all excited because…he’s not going to do that at all. 😦
The would-be prime minister has warned he will not spell out his full list of spending and cuts, but will instead wait for the pre-election economic and fiscal outlook to be released after the start of the election campaign.
Ok, I’m warned. Tony is waiting for a report to be released before he makes a commitment to anything at all.
Greg Hunt: “We’ll have a package of tax cuts for families without a carbon tax,” he said.
Yep, ok we’ve got that. Tax cuts without a carbon tax.
This is going to be good! We’re all going to get much moolah, plus do away with the big polluters having to pay for anything much at all. Money for nothing and chicks for free..to quote the poet, who at the time was in Dire Straits.
Wayne Swan: “He’s a man for three-word slogans, I think the three-word slogan that will lie behind Mr Abbott’s approach tonight is secret, savage, cuts.”
You would think that the reason why the Opposition are doing the fancy shoe shuffle on this question is because they don’t want to answer the question, that perhaps the Australian public will not like the answer.
But Abbott hath spake. He will reveal all tonight, about how he would pay for tax cuts.
Watch this space.