Premier Davis has belatedly taken aim at Liberal Leader Dwight Ball suggesting his spending plans, and his approach to finding savings, are a fantasy.
This kind of speak is tantamount to one drunken sailor accusing another drunken sailor of not being drunk enough.
Davis doesn't credit Dwight Ball with having adopted the “Wiseman Plan”.
That’s the approach to Budget making devised by his Tory Finance Minister Ross Wiseman. It is based less upon economic fundamentals than upon “hope”.
Hope is important to be sure, but it does not influence the direction oil prices. Nor is hope something against which we can underwrite health care services or education. Hope is not a “bankable” commodity. You could apply Tina Olivero’s approach to the Budget: it’s mostly attitude. The rest is in the water.