Friday, May 9, 2008

The night before the budget, the treasurer's nightmare

Wayne Swan 
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You can imagine it can't you, the constant clicking of calculators, ok PCs, rechecking and double checking numbers. Modifying numbers, tweaking this, tweaking that. Arm twisting, wrestling, yes and no. The process would be amazing to watch.

And just imagine if they made a fundamental error in calculation, one that was immediately obvious to everyone else, except those closest to the budget. That would make great television, but it's just no going to happen.

Brenda would love it, needs it in fact.
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