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The Surplus you have when you’re not having a Surplus

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  • 1
    Holden Back
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I hope he also lets them know a surplus is not just for the holidays. Someone will have to feed it and clean up after it …

    How do I know it won’t be the press gallery?

  • 2
    Stevo the Working Twistie
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    So true Holden. Surpluses are notoriously hungry, and then they go through that stage at about 18 months of age where they chew absolutely everything. And you might end up with one that howls at the moon. Wait, sorry, that’s Opposition Leaders.

  • 3
    paddy
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Shame on you FD.
    Always lusting after the new best thing.
    Whatever happened to that poor, unloved deficit?
    You cartoonists are so fickle.

  • 4
    klewso
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    See if you want to keep it after you see what it eats.

  • 5
    klewso
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    They’re related to Nibblonians.

  • 6
    zut alors
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    What word describes a surplus of surpluses?

    An insight from the Carole Bayer Sager song ‘Don’t Wish Too Hard’ which I dedicate to the fickle and feckless commentariat:

    What you really wanted and what you really wished for
    You never really wanted at all’

  • 7
    rhwombat
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    …so the surplus goes “meep! meep!” and Wiley Rabbot has just had a character building experience with the Acme PM. Toon memes collide.

  • 8
    drmick
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Spot on again FD. The real joke will be if the wreckers get in next year. With their numbers man unable to see his toes let alone use them when he is doing his sums, they are going to have double the black hole their sums had last time.

  • 9
    Andybob
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Does it do tricks or do we just sit around stroking it compulsively ?

  • 10
    Mike Smith
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    And I wanted to see FD wearing a surplice. It’d be a service to us all.

  • 11
    paddy
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    LOL Ah @drmick you’re a toe-cutter extraordinaire

  • 12
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    MEEP isn’t a very fat surplus is he?

  • 13
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    BTW, has Wayne Swan taken holy orders?

  • 14
    Holden Back
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    @klewso Pal in, Pal out, as a friend of mine once observed of our canine friends. In this case PAYG in, smaller baby bonus out.

  • 15
    ernmalleyscat
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    When I saw how darling the tiny surplus was and how it made that cute noise like the Big Brother contestants, I wanted to have a second surplus but Wayne won’t let me.

  • 16
    StephenD
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I love the panels with Wayne cooking the books. :)

  • 17
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    EMC: Meow, here kitty kitty, meow. (smile)

  • 18
    ernmalleyscat
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Hello Venise (licks paw)

  • 19
    zut alors
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    A Dogonaut throwback -do we detect the hint of a Hello Kitty apron adorning our Treasurer?

  • 20
    Chris Johnson
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    He cooked the books, produced a surplus and wants to get rid of it next morning. You could say it parallels an episode in Tony Abbott’s life. Meantime, who gets that cheap excuse for a baby bonus?

  • 21
    Andrew L
    Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Bah! What would this surplus know about anything? It has never had children!

  • 22
    Posted Wednesday, 24 October 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    ANDREW: superb! Knockout, brilliant!

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