There’s much about politics that’s stupid but nothing beats Budget Day. It’s a day when ordinarily sane people spout nonsense.
Ministers hoot and holler that they are spending more money than ever before. Opposition MPs scream and shout it’s not enough.
We don’t do that at home. We don’t do that at work. To do so would be to be labelled insane and end up poverty-stricken.
Imagine it. “How was your day, dear?” “Great. I spent more on fishing gear than ever before!” “Well done, honey. I bought a dress that cost even more than last year’s.”
In the real world we must economise and judge our spending by what we get not by how much we spend.
Rodney has a good point. Judge on results, not spending.
If you spent what you didn’t have at home and bragged about it, your wife would dump you. If you did it at work, you would be sacked. Do it in politics and we vote for you. It’s nuts.
Spending other people’s money!