Friday, May 12, 2006

Budget 'mean-spirited, crass, dishonest': McCallum

What a fantstic dissection of an opportunistic budget! In his typical quirky style, McCallum pinpointed each of the groups who had been short-changed or otherwise villified (i.e. one Tory suggesting homeless people should be put in jail) and made clear how these groups were selected: they are not likely to vote Conservative anyway. The spin given as response to his scathing and brilliantly executed attack was feeble.

I particularly enjoyed his comparison of the tax credit for 'sports parents' as opposed to the big zero for 'music parents'. His implication was that most Tory voters are less than cerebral and certainly not culturally inclined. Way to go, John!

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