The Chancellor is either oblivious to the tough time that millions of public sector workers and their families are having or he is deliberately setting out to punish them.
Public sector workers have seen their pay frozen as the cost of living soars and thousands now find themselves earning less than the living wage.
Family budgets are at breaking point and millions of nurses, teachers, fire-fighters, council workers and civil servants will have been hoping the Chancellor might ease their pain today, not add significantly to it.
A round up of the press' reaction to George Osborne's Budget 2013.
The borrowing figures announced by the Chancellor today were as bad, if not worse, than expected.
Conservative sources in the coalition said there will be no more welfare savings in the 2015/16 spending round.