The Chancellor predicts a "year of hard truths" while Labour Leader Ed Miliband says he will save the middle class.
Who are they really talking to, and which of them will sway the voters?
On this month's Around The House from Westminster, South Lakes Liberal Democrat Tim Farron joined Helen Ford and guests to discuss the economic choices facing us all.
Watch the full debate here:
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