Well now we know.
The apology is over and the feel good times have come to an end.
All pretty quickly too.
Rudd has let us all know the meaning of “fiscal conservative”.
He is going to reduce the ability of some in the community to spend in the hope that will bring down demand and that will lower inflation.
So where did Rudd – the good Christian and fiscal conservative make his first cut?
He could have had a go at the wealthy – the new millionaires.
After all there are more of them around these glorious days.
But no our Kevin, who is here to help, decided he would take the really tough decision and he would first of all not have a go at the rich but at those who care for the disabled, and then just when you thought it safe to come out of hiding he announced that he would have a go at that other group of high rollers and big spenders – the pensioners.
There was of course a reaction and Rudd’s nerve seemed to crack.
He told us that there was no way in God’s earth he would leave the pensioners in the lurch.
How sweet of Kevin to bring god into it all.
Is he the first Australian politician to mention God?
But didn’t anyone tell him the truth that the pensioners were already in the damned lurch?
Has he spent so much time with his multi millionaire wife that he has forgotten that pensioners in Australia are already poor??
Of course Rudd does not know about the poor.
He is a mandarin and has no idea how normal people live. He is simply doing what he has always done.
Administer the system so the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
That’s what being a fiscal conservative means. It is what he did when he ran the Godd (Goss) government from 1990 – 1996.
If you want to understand what a Rudd government will be like just look at the Goss govt. It was full of arrogant ruthless heartless alpha males.
Rudd has already sent for his old mate and fellow mandarin from the Goss days, Glyn Davies, to help him muck things up in Canberra.
Now all Rudd has to do is to send for Peter Coaldrake the Vice Chancellor of the Queensland Institute of Technology and put him in charge of the public sector in Canberra and we will have the full catastrophe.
In technicolour this time.