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An election promise that you have gone back on after the election is over. It is important not to define what promises are core and what are non-core before the election itself.
After winning the 1996 Australian Federal election John Howard slashed spending on Education, Health, Social Welfare blaming a budget deficit left by the previous government. When it was pointed out that he had promised not to cut spending on these areas as part of his election platform and that he had lied, he claimed that these were "non-core promises"
by Ormas October 19, 2005
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