Labor's national interest was an easy sell

During the global financial crisis, the ALP implored Australians to consider its stimulus packages in light of the national interest. Joe Hockey's budget cuts are likely to elicit a cooler response.

At the entrance to the ministerial wing of Parliament House this morning, Treasurer Hockey gave a door-stop interview to a handful of journalists, frosty both in terms of temperature and questions.

“How do you sell a broken promise?” was the first question.

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