Now I may question whether the raises for Teachers and Nurses were a little high (but I do think they deserve raises). I think we can all agree on one thing, anyone who votes themselves a 25% pay raise, is truly the definition of Chutzpah. Back in 2006 Ontario MPP’s did this exact thing.
For those of you not up on your Yiddish let me give you the definition first:
chutzÂ·pa â€“noun Slang.
1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
2. audacity; nerve.
Also, chutzpah, hutzpa, hutzpah.
Ontario MPP’s voted themselves a 25% pay increase to end the year 2006 off, and want to make sure that they make 75% of what their Federal counterparts make. Don’t you wish you could vote yourself a 25% raise? Maybe MPP’s are underpaid (not as underpaid as Nurses or Teachers, mind you), but a 25% raise?
Try to use the word Chutzpah in your day to day discussions, keep yiddish alive! Oi vay!