Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wayne Swan ambushed

Australia's Treasurer, Wayne Swan, handed down the 2008 'Tough But Fair' Budget today.

Following the rule that politicians must deny whichever question good journalists put to them, he replied very appropriately to ABC's Kerry O'Brien tonight (and I paraphrase):

O'Brien: Mr Swan, you said that this budget would be tough and hurt some people. But I can't see the hurt.
Swan: Oh, yes, it will hurt.
O'Brien: But only the rich will hurt.
Swan: Oh, no. Everyone will hurt.



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