Forget the politics and have a Merry Christmas

Crikey readers weigh in with their pre-Christmas opinions.

Disappearing surplus

Dylan Taylor writes: Re. “Swan alters course, delivers early Christmas present for Joe” (Friday). Seeing that about 90% of economists, commentators and others of their ilk have been pointing out that the circumstances have changed and it’s no longer essential for us to run a surplus — how damaging would it have been to continue with the strategy?

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  1. John Bennetts

    Colin S: Worry no more.

    The Greens voted against a less worse option regarding refugees, in part also precipitating the loss of both a friendly PM and a bunch of voters (seen the latest polls?).

    Was there any other option on the table apart from the revamped Pacific Solution? Whose fault might that outcome be?

    Policy purity does not necessarily travel hand-in-hand with political smarts, as has been demonstrated by the Greens several times since the last election.

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