British households have become more, not less, concerned over the last five years.
By promoting balanced growth and increasing employment, small businesses exemplify the investment economy Labour wishes to build.
Despite no shortage of austerity, borrowing was £1.3bn higher in April than in the same month last year.
The return of the economy to growth, however anaemic, allows the Chancellor to maintain the narrative that the UK is "healing".
A higher deficit and a triple-dip recession could make this week even worse for the Chancellor than the last one.
The plan to help first-time buyers is "very much a work in progress", say Andrew Tyrie and colleagues.
More trouble for "downgraded Chancellor" George Osborne.
While the coalition dithers on its growth strategy, the Labour peer has set out precisely the rebalancing the nation needs to recover from the crash.
"It is a Budget for an aspiration nation."