Belonging to a recognised category of poor that contains less than half a million souls and has little political clout, it has been so long since a Federal Budget gave me anything that I now treat budget night as a matter for hilarity.
Wayne Swan's first budget did not disappoint in that regard.
I am again one of those that government expects to make and scrape, in the face of rising costs and reduced options.
Swan's lullaby for the majority can be found here.
Turnbull's shrill trill can be read here.