Fresh from jettisoning their surplus pledge (repeat after me: Wayne Swan has never and will never deliver a budget surplus), I hear that departments are being asked for budget ideas, without any offsets.
This means that the Gillard / Swan government is preparing for the mother-of-all big spending pre-election budgets in May. What have they got to lose?
This lot are like desperate gamblers just teetering on the edge, knowing they are going to fail. But unlike that desperate gambler, who can really only ruin himself and his family, the Gillard Government can simply spend other peoples’ money – our money, and our children’s money.
It’s shameful. Instead of just leaving the stage with some dignity, the Gillard Government is going to spend up big with borrowed money on one last throw of the die on 14 May 2013.