National’s budgets are boring affairs, but they will be hoping for some distraction from current events. For example:
Key promises a strong budget to address economic and social issues
Prime Minister John Key is signalling an ongoing enthusiasm for the job and is promising a strong Government budget this month. … “My friend Bill English has delivered eight good, responsible budgets and this one will be no different,” Mr Key said.
Seven. But who’s counting. And the “responsible” claim is debatable too.
“It will be a strong budget that has at its heart a focus on the economy, with initiatives to help ensure New Zealand achieves a strong level of growth for the years ahead,” he said. …
Blah blah blah. It will probably be another dull budget, saving the fireworks for election year bribes. But it will be fun to check the language with the ghost of budgets past. I wonder if we’ll be promised 170,000 new jobs again?