The Chief Executive's plan for a balanced Budget this year was 'not enough to help people', Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming said yesterday. Mr Tung implied in interviews with two newspapers yesterday he would not use a deficit budget to stimulate the weakened economy. Mr Lee said it was time part of the surplus was used to alleviate the public burden. 'We accumulate so much surplus, but now it's a rainy day and it's time to use it.' It was unnecessary to stick to a balanced Budget every year, although this was required by the Basic Law. It should be interpreted as balanced budgets over time, Mr Lee said he had told Mr Tung in a previous meeting.