Tony piggybacks on Labor’s piggy bank

The Opposition leader delivered some hollow economic rhetoric yesterday, pledging essentially the same surplus promise as Labor and a meagre jobs target that won't make a dint in unemployment.

Having agreed to Labor’s policy proposals on DisabilityCare, the increase in the Medicare levy and education funding, Opposition leader Tony Abbott has moved the Coalition’s fiscal policy plans for the return to surplus and government debt to equal that outlined by the government.

No longer is Abbott promising a bigger or earlier budget surplus.

There were a couple of curious throwaway lines in his campaign launch yesterday that no one seems to have noticed.

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