Are you sure?? I thought this was the date when pigs fly backwards with ear-muffs on?? Must have got it wrong.... 8O
Anyway I thought Sky said today that Gordon-chops was going to become the new Scottish PM?...Sorry Pols... :twisted:
If a "fiscal genius" is someone who takes a strong economy, increases the tax take and then spends the additional tax (plus some more) on employing bureaucrats to develop a set of meaningless measures on which to base performance. These "performance" measures have no correlation with reality but rapidly become the basis on which "success" is measured and on which funding is dependent - where targets are missed punitive actions are taken involving the employment of additional bureaucrats to watch ever more closely (paid for from the budget of the victim) coupled with reductions in budgets for the victim. The end result is an ever burgeoning bureacracy to monitor and control increasingly cash-starved institutions within our society who are failing to achieve the levels of service delivery previously judged unacceptable.
If however, by "fiscal genius" you mean someone who can turn sh*te into gold (rather than Broon's ability to turn gold into sh*te), then I don't think any members of the current Guvmint qualify!