Chris Bowen had said if the government was using the Budget as an election pitch it was “very underwhelming”.
“The Four years of surpluses I announce tonight are a powerful endorsement of the success of our policies.” – Wayne Swan, budget speech 2012-13.
Swan NEVER produced a surplus. He breached the debt ceiling FOUR TIMES.
When Wayne Swan, born 1954, was asked when Labor last delivered a surplus, he couldn’t remember:
‘I can’t nominate a date’, he told ABC Radio when pressed to provide an answer.
Earlier, the treasurer said: ‘We’d have to go back to the 1980s, I should think’.
Earlier, parliament’s youngest MP – Wyatt Roy (age 21) – pointed out during question time that Labor had never delivered a budget surplus in his lifetime.
PM Julia Gillard and Finance Minister Penny Wong sought to play down the treasurer’s failure to nominate a date.
‘I’m not going to play this silly game. Distraction, distraction, distraction’, Ms Gillard told Sky News.
In the same interview, he broke a glass when he heard the name “Tony Abbott”:
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