The former Foreign Minister gave as good as he got in the exchange that had the House in stitches.
The National MP accused the Government of adding high levels of debt in the new budget.
Corin, Andrea and Katie discuss Finance Minister Grant Robertson's mini-budget.
The Deputy PM accused Mr English of wanting to spray money around in tax cuts to his mates during a spirited exchange in Parliament.
Treasury is forecasting a budget surplus of $2.5 billion in 2018 and $2.8 billion in 2019.
The PM says around 380,000 families will receive over $70 a week more to help raise their kids.
The Government is promising to cut in half the number of children living in poverty within the next five years.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is about to reveal the priorities for his first budget at the same time as the Treasury puts out its half-year economic update.
"Our role is not principally to alleviate suffering, our role is to ensure that our society has a set of laws that protect those who most need protection," he said.
Support for today's controversial assisted dying bill has decisively cut across party lines.
Professor Peter O'Connor says national standards "narrowed the curriculum".