Assistant Treasurer misleads electorate with false claims of budget surplus

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Today the Assistant Treasurer admitted he misled his electorate when he distributed a pamphlet within his electorate that stated “We’ve delivered a surplus, on time, as promised”.

 

In fact, the last time a Labor Government delivered a surplus was in 1989.

 

Treasurer Wayne Swan has only delivered deficits that have totalled $174 billion.

 

If the Assistant Treasurer did not mislead, then he has demonstrated a total lack of competence, a critical matter for someone in such a sensitive portfolio.

 

Either way the Assistant Treasurer should apologise to his electorate and the people of Australia.

 

Please find the pamphlet entitled ‘Our Strong Economy’ attached.