While it’s easy to be distracted by the Treasurer’s surplus predictions and new spending measures, it’s important to take heed of those small announcements that could turn into time bombs. Here are three where the fuse has already been lit.
By burying a program here and raising a tax there, the government has declared that the Budget will be back in surplus by 2012-13. But there’s not a lot of wriggle room in Kevin Rudd’s re-election strategy.
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