No need to gloat about inflation

I always thought it was bad manners to gloat (except perhaps when your footy team has just beaten a good friend or family member's team). Plus there is the whole 'pride before a fall' thing to worry about. Why is it that our politicians, whose jobs actually depend on people feeling the urge to vote for them, feel no need to adhere to such social niceties? The reason I ask is the latest CPI announcement, with the figure again surprising on the low side (1.2pc annualized). Wayne Swan, who doesn't seem to own a straight bat (he simply oscillates between...

I always thought it was bad manners to gloat (except perhaps when your footy team has just beaten a good friend or family member's team). Plus there is the whole 'pride before a fall' thing to worry about.

Why is it that our politicians, whose jobs actually depend on people feeling the urge to vote for them, feel no need to adhere to such social niceties?

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