Wednesday's budget was the most difficult he had prepared, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday. He also said it was wrong to interpret his Chinese greeting as a hint at tax relief. 'If you interpret a Lunar New Year greeting, be it 'may your wish come true', 'have more children and be rich' or 'good health', as a hint, it is presumptuous,' Mr Tang said on a radio programme. 'I hope the middle class can calm down.' Mr Tang was blamed for raising expectations by saying, 'may your wish come true' when asked if there would be a tax cut. Mr Tang has been accused of being a miser. But he said he had to adopt a prudent approach.