As all the lobby group shouting fades in the wake of the budget, how is the real verdict shaping up ?
If from the Labour camp, you’d say it was a financial triumph, balanced but with a bold vision. And, as Sir Michael Cullen asserted, there is “a real degree of bravery” in the benefit increases.
According to Sir Michael, Finance Minister Grant Robertson
” .. has done a superb job in writing a budget which balances present and future needs, begins to address our social inequities and provides a solid foundation for future sustainable growth”.
For Sir Michael, this is just the beginning: he sees this as the first part of a trilogy of budgets. Roll on the other two!
On the other side of the fence, the drumbeat was a bit more discordant. The praise certainly was not quite so fulsome.
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