Of course, there are millions of voters who either weren't born yet or politically aware during Whiltam's reign of chaos and who still think that Rudd is doing a good job by throwing tens of billions of dollars at the economy in order to stimulate it and get past the Global Financial Crisis.
Parenthetically, have you noticed that you never hear the government talk about Working Families anymore? It's all Global Financial Crisis.
Rudd is selling out Australia's future and when voters work it out there'll be carnage at the ballot box like there was when Whitlam was swept from office by Malcolm Fraser (who turned out to be a Grade A clot himself).
Do you remember Rudd's address to the ALP's National Conference?
Here's a reminder:
How fresh are the views of this bloke...
...John Maynard Keynes?
Apparently, fresh thinking means trying economic measures that have the same success as climate models - zero - in achieving their goals.
How the heck does spending billions on school infrastructure create sustainable jobs?
It doesn't, of course, which is the problem with Labor's bill.
It has very little stimulative effect.
The opposition leader, Malcolm Turnbull, who has squibbed it on climate change, at least has the common sense to block the bill from passing the Senate.
Whether the government can get the minor parties on board remains to be seen.