Opinion

Budget 2022: a big-spending juggernaut

Cameron Bagrie
Mon, 16 May 2022

Budget 2022: a big-spending juggernaut
Grant Robertson will front this year's budget without the PM, who is isolating with covid-19. (Image: Getty)
Cameron Bagrie
Mon, 16 May 2022
There is a lot to look at in every budget and headlines will highlight who got what in the annual lolly scramble.There will be a lot of good news in the budget, money dished out, a projected return to surplus, and low levels of debt compared to some international peers. Fiscal policy did what it needed to do to support the economy during covid times and we are on track to return to surplus, subject to a few challenges. But being prepared to use the fiscal war chest and spend big also comes with a challenge: you need to be prepared to...

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