The Last government boasted about a masssive surplus, but so what? whats the point of a surplus? A lot of that money is now lost from the spiraling money markets. Wouldn't it have been better to have spent the money on infrastructure, building a first class health and education system, sporting facilities etc. I can't see the point in hoarding money. My opinion is that there never should be a surplus, the budget should be ran as effectively as possible. Yes there will be emergency funds allocated, and other relief funds, but I'm just totally not understanding the logic behind paper being stored away. I think people get carried away with all of this talk.