Will Wayne Swan’s budget be enough for Labor?

Wayne Swan has done his best to stop the rot of declining support for Labor. I very much doubt that it will be enough.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

First the gain and then the pain. The goodies were delivered in impressive fashion by Treasurer Wayne Swan. From the moment he accepted that gifts to voters were a more popular bet than tax reductions for businesses the pain of a promised budget surplus was not going to appear severe.

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