The best explanation of what the Yiddish word “chutzpah” means goes like this: A guy who has just been convicted of killing his parents begs the judge for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan.
“Chutzpah” is acting with extreme, barefaced shamelessness.
When it comes to their handling of financial matters, Democrats can be classified as acting either in extreme ignorance or with extreme chutzpah. We know Democrats align themselves with job-killing unions and champion job-killing regulations; but whether they are ignorant of how economies actually work, just practicing their usual level of chutzpah, or a combination of both is always a question.
What is not in question is that Democrat-controlled Blue States often have weak economies that lag behind any recovery of the national economy. The low-information Democrat voters who live in these states are often trapped in these miserable economies, which are carefully manipulated to keep them enslaved to the government.
The Democrats are very skilled at perpetuating the cycle of misery they need to keep voter discipline on their plantations. They provide social programs that insure their voters are addicted to “free stuff” which, as takers, is free to them but paid for by the state’s makers.
Since Democrat unions kill jobs, the majority of their slaves are usually unemployed, which is fine with the Democrats since it makes their slaves still more dependent on Democrats. At times, however, even these cynical tricks don’t work because some of their slaves actually want to work. Enter the next trick in the Democrats’ cynical cycle: When forced to face this problem, Democrats decree their voters be paid more for the same (or in the case of unionized jobs) less productivity.
They order privately-owned businesses to pay employees more per hour. By doing this, Democrats create a win-win for themselves. If businesses do pay their workers more, Democrats look like heroes. If a private business cannot continue under Democrat-imposed rules and closes or moves out of the state, Democrats get to call them Republicans (which is a foul curse word among them and their voters.)
Connecticut has just raised its minimum wage from $8.70 to $10.10, not coincidentally the same amount national Democrats want to set as a federal minimum wage. Vermont is contemplating a minimum wage of $12.50, which will break the back of its private employers. Both of these raises will put more people out of work; but Democrats could not care less about that.
They have no heart but lots of chutzpah. Keeping their supporters in poverty and dependence is all they care about.