A quick quiz before you settle into your reading (quite extensive today you’ll notice, but a good federal budget coverage should, if nothing else, be a test of stamina and tolerance): 

Last night’s budget:

a: was lifted from an early draft chapter of Peter Costello’s autobiography Mommie Dearest;
b: was lifted from an early draft chapter of Lindsay Tanner’s autobiography Dearest Mommie;
c: deserved to outrate Big Brother;
d: might have done even better if presented by a belly dancing dwarf;
e: made Wayne Swan seem almost, well, interesting;
f: lost me at working family #11.

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