A government is supposed to do its level best, as best it knows how, to improve economic conditions and make the world a better place. It’s not supposed to do this. From The Age front page today:
Labor ‘booby trap’ set to enrage Coalition
Lock in unaffordable increases whose costs G&S will never have to find the money for and then leave the next guys to drown in the debt and deficits they have left behind. The worse the economy inherited will be, the sooner the ALP believes it can return to continue its wrecking program.
The worst government in our history. Since they know a surplus is what needs to be achieved, since they continually promised to deliver one until it became impossible, that they are doing the reverse only demonstrates an inability to rise about politics and think about the national interest.