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The best of last year's Budget memes

'Hey I just met you, and this is crazy'. Image: @JSalmonupstream/Twiiter.
'Hey I just met you, and this is crazy'. Image: @JSalmonupstream/Twiiter.

Last year’s Federal Budget provided us with a satirical goldmine on social media.

I mean, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann smoking cigars post Budget – that’s a lay up for even the most untalented of meme-makers.

On Twitter in particular, Australians vented their frustration, broadcast their criticism and flaunted some very dodgy Paint skills.

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The government’s $7 GP co-payment, fuel levy and the deficit levy all received a good public lashing.

Then the online world stepped it up a notch with the hashtag #threewordbudget, which subsequently went viral.

Kickstarted by Deputy Leader of the Greens Adam Bandt, it could well be the Greens most successful political campaign to date.

Anyway, let’s not beat around the bush. We’ve rounded up the best memes to be found on social media around this time last year.

And more importantly, here’s to this year’s Twitter crusaders. May you always have your Game of Thrones screenshots at the ready and your Paint skills on point.

 You can follow Ingrid Fuary-Wagner on Twitter at @ingridFW1

Click on the gallery of memes below:

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