Nick Clegg tells the nation time and time again that they, the electorate are the kingmakers, not him.
The three wise men, Brown, Cameron and Clegg are not being honest about the cuts we should all expect, no matter who triumphs in the General Election.
We, the 45 million electors of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, cannot be told the truth. The truth is too painful to take.
Should we now expect ASDA, Tesco and Sainsbury's not to mark their goods for sale with prices? WE don't need to know, we might be seriously hurt if we knew. No, that wouldn't happen, would it?
But the Conservatives, Labour and LibDems want us to trust them with billions of pounds worth of debts and expenditure.
Elect us, but we don't trust you to handle the truth, they are saying.
Who among them will open the door and let us in on their secrets? Just like the MP's expenses scandal, we are not able to handle the truth.
Rotten to the core, a barrel of poisoned apples, every one of them.
The big question remains: who will ask the question and finally force them to break their vows of secrecy.