Why should the certainty that they could never do it because they could not possibly afford it stop them from saying that they will:
As economists tip a budget deficit of $15bn or more, the Prime Minister launched her political strategy for a hard-fought election year by promising big-ticket policies and vowing to do ‘everything necessary’ this year to properly fund schools.
This is from an article in The Australian on Mining tax take stuck at zero as major resources companies will escape levy for a second quarter.
Got that. The mining “tax” will raise ZERO revenue for the second quarter in a row towards a projected deficit of $15 billion. And still they make promises to spend more.