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Budget 2008: Scoop Images and Musings

Budget 2008: Scoop Images and Musings


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The wait for personal tax cuts proved nail-bitingly tense for some

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An DJ set the mood early for Budget 2008 on with a mid level set of rare Javanese ambient house – either that or this chap works for Parliamentary TV

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Mr David Farrar a ubiquitous blogger ponders the budget prior to asking Dr Cullen some independent questions from the realms of the blogosphere.

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"I think it is a very well calibrated budget and a very tough budget to attack" John Tamihere to Scoop on Budget 2008. Mr Tamihere was however cagey about whether the Budget had won his vote.

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"What I think is missing from this budget is a basic strategy for growth and the framework of the economy" Business Roundtable chairman Roger Kerr to Scoop on Budget 2008. Mr Kerr must have been in a good mood last year when he gave the 2007 Budget a two out of ten rating. This year Mr Kerr was playing hardball telling Scoop the 2008 Budget would be lucky to make it to one and a half (out of ten) on his Budget rating system.

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Jonathan Underhill part of the Scoop team hurting their brains analysing the budget for the tax cut awaiting public.

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What it's all about – a hard working NZ media representative busily calculating when the first payment on a porsche 911 can be made thanks to Dr Cullen's largesse.

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These gentleman are employed by Parliament as a sort of human cuckoo clock – either that or public servants watching from on high.

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NZ's Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen – the star of the Budget show for nine years – can he get to double figures though…

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