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Gazza saves the budget

By johnboy - 1 June 2009 4

Canberra’s own Senator Gary Humphries has proudly announced that he’s saved the nation from a typo induced $44 trillion debt.

    An error in budget papers for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has overstated the Department’s total operating budget by 1000%.

    Budget papers identify the Department’s budget appropriation as $44,578,501,000,000 – that is, over 44 trillion dollars – when the actual figure is in fact only $44 billion.

    Senator Gary Humphries, who identified the error in questions in today’s estimates hearings, said he was relieved the long-suffering taxpayer was to be spared this additional contribution to the Government’s spiralling debt record.

    “I feel very honoured to have saved the taxpayer such a vast amount of money,” Senator Humphries said.

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Gazza saves the budget
crappicker 9:10 pm 01 Jun 09

An error in budget papers for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has overstated the Department’s total operating budget by 1000%.

Oops, the overstatement is understated.
1000 times overstated is 100,000%
10 times overstated is 1000%

Deckard 8:39 pm 01 Jun 09

I think both our senators seem a cut above the other local pollies.

Mr_Shab 6:47 pm 01 Jun 09

As usual, Senator Humphries is out there for the common man.

Onya Gaz. You’ve got my vote.

Thumper 5:44 pm 01 Jun 09

“I feel very honoured to have saved the taxpayer such a vast amount of money,” Senator Humphries said.

Good to see he has a sense of humour…

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