As expected, the 2015 Budget sparked a storm on Twitter from both the left and the right.
The most talked-about issues this afternoon included cuts to Kiwisaver, benefit increases, travel levies and Labour leader Andrew Little's ill-advised comparison of the Budget to gender reassignment surgery.
The beginning of the Budget coverage was somewhat overshadowed by an announcement from MediaWorks that John Campbell would be leaving Campbell Live, following much speculation.
It was described as a "low low low and cynical move" by @Shab_d and Herald journalist Matt Nippert pointed out that the announcement from MediaWorks "literally came at the same moment the budget embargo lifted".
Today's budget revealed the wiping of the $1000 government kick-start to Kiwisaver, which many Twitter users were unimpressed by.
Others were relieved they had already signed up to the program, @ThomedyAdams tweeting, "It helped a lot getting into our first house".
But not all felt the $1000 kickstart was deserved in the first place.
It was also announced that beneficiary families and low-income working families would get a boost of up to $25 a week as part of a child hardship package - which many saw as surprising for the right-wing National Party.
Russell Brown of Public Address tweeted "Introducing policies they campaigned against seems to be National's actual strategy."
However, others felt the package was contradicted by a new policy that would see sole parents and partners of those on a benefit available for part time work when their youngest child turned three.
A new border clearance levy, which would see travelers pay $6 to leave New Zealand and $16 to get back in, was also unpopular on social media.
Many saw the 2015 Budget as being unusually compassionate for the right, with @LouisMMayo expressing surprise at National Party MPs clapping their hands in response to benefit increases.
Prime Minister John Key described today's Budget as "compassionate conservatism" and in response, many found it interesting to see how Labour would respond to these new social policies.
Andrew Little's speech in response to the Budget caused a stir on its own, with his comments on the Budget being "some sort of fiscal gender reassignment" widely criticised on Twitter.
Many found the comments insensitive following Little's response on Tuesday to a Young Labour remit pledging publicly funded gender reassignment surgery for transgender people.
Right-wing blogger David Farrar tweeted that whoever wrote Andrew Little's speech was "going to be grateful they'll get an extra $25 a week on the benefit".
John Key's speech in response was criticised for talking more about "Angry Andrew" than the Budget itself.
Some found the Budget to be underwhelming overall, with @abbey_maree tweeting that it felt like "they're just shuffling money around with no real gain for anyone".
Others were more diplomatic about the whole affair.
But if there's one thing we can be sure of, the 2015 Budget definitely got people talking online.