By repeatedly criticising the Chancellor for missing his deficit targets, the party risks reinforcing the impression that borrowing is always an economic ill.
Including, only a third of married couples will actually gain, it discriminates against single parents and it reduces work incentives.
Without further welfare cuts or tax rises, the next government will have to cut departmental spending 50% faster.
The planned pace of cuts is unachievable. All parties need to talk about tax rises.
Having previously briefed that Osborne was planning a pre-election give-away of shares, the Tories changed tack after Balls's intervention.
Six more departments agree to cuts but Defence, Business, Education, Work and Pensions and Transport are yet to settle.
My Lib Dem colleagues and I will not stand by and watch private investors reap all of the benefits once the banks are taken off intensive care.
The Mayor's call for the removal of the cap on council borrowing for house building could be answered in the Spending Review.
Contrary to what conservatives suggest, Balls hasn't capitulated to Osborne. He supports stimulus now and investment after 2015.