The Staggers 21 September 2012 Quote of the Day Australian treasurer Wayne Swan on the Republicans. Print HTML Let's be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world's biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican Party. For his sake (and ours), let's hope Australian treasurer Wayne Swan doesn't have to deal with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. › Nightjack: former Times lawyer interviewed under caution Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and treasurer Wayne Swan. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles Ken Livingstone says publicly what many are saying privately: tomorrow belongs to John McDonnell The changing world of work Beyond terror: how are the Paris attack survivors healing their “invisible wounds”?