By Janine Perrett

A day on and the worst thing to emerge about the 2016 Budget is that damn slogan - "jobs and growth".

It is not just they way they keep reciting it so much that is quite ridiculous.

I mean no-one is even listening to the spin from messers Morrison, Turnbull or Cormann anymore as you just keep counting how many times they can put the silly phrase in each sentence.

And do not forget that the new PM came to power justifying his coup with the promise that we would move away from senseless "three word slogans".

Well here we are six months later and "jobs and growth" has already become as meaningless as "stop the boats".

But the most embarrassing part for them is that it is not even correct.

If you read their own budget forecasts and projections, growth is indeed predicted to double in only two years to 5% (with absolutely no evidence for such a fantastic figure).

At the same time the unemployment rate is predicted to barely move, staying at the stubborn 5.5% level for the same time frame.

But let us not let such a pesky little detail stop the spin cycle. 

There they were yesterday morning, the Treasurer and the PM, marching off to interviews in a staged photo opportunity on the lawns of Parliament House both in their blue Abbott era ties muttering fake small talk for the cameras. 

Obviously they learned nothing from the ridicule over their recent efforts at false bonhomie like the photo op of them getting into a car.

The day after the budget is usually the Treasurers' big media day but this time the PM managed to muscle in front and centre because after all, this upcoming election is going to be much more about Malcolm's face than any budget numbers.

Overall I thought the budget was not a bad effort except for one glaring thing, apart from that damn slogan.

The super changes, which almost matched the Labor crackdown, were better than expected.

Extended tax breaks to medium business was a great idea, not just because they have recognised the M in SME's, but because the usual pre-election love affair with small business is all very well but it is actually the larger small businesses that make more difference.

I thought it was a good idea not to offer big business corporate tax cuts the week before an election campaign although ten years is a long way off in these days off short termism.

I don't even object to the enormous hike in smoking taxes and subsequent reliance on a dwindling breed to underpin the budget numbers.

No, my biggest complaint was that some $4 billion in hard earned savings was ploughed into the itsy bitsy tax relief rather than starting to pay down the debt problem.

Sure it was an election and apparently we expect a handout in every budget but the move barely offers anything and comes at a time of such low wage growth that bracket creep is the least of our problems.

And if you wanted evidence of that you only need note that the most significant announcement of budget day was not in Parliament, but the RBA decision to cut rates.

Obviously they felt they had to do keep doing the heavy lifting to stimulate the moribund economy because they had no faith in the pollies to do it from Canberra.