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Always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom

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The insomniacs among you will be glad to know the budget documents are available online. As a re-hash of everything you already know, they’re positively outstanding:

337: Number of references to the “Economic Action Plan” or the “Action Plan” (announced in 2009)

19: Combined number of references to “Budget 2006”, “Budget 2007” and “Budget 2008”

1: Combined number of references to pre-2006 budgets (“Budget 2000”)

12: Number of times the phrase “since 2006” appears

2: Number of times the phrase is used for any other year (both “since 2008-09”)

12: Number of references to corporate tax cuts (announced in 2007)

14: Number of references to the Home Renovation Tax Credit (announced in 2009, expired in January 2010)

20: Number of references to government aid for the auto industry (announced in 2009)

0: Dollars committed to the auto sector in 2010-11

37: Number of references to “tax relief”

0: Number of new tax cuts introduced in the 2010-11 budget

5: Number of times government programs are referred to as “ambitious”