To rescue us all from a depression in 2008, the government threw hundreds of billions in taxpayer funded life preservers to drowning financial firms that had steered hard into the mortgage securities iceberg. Now the rescued are claiming they were robbed. Chutzpah! That’s a Yiddish word translated most appropriately here as arrogant gall, such as Lizzie Borden might have displayed by begging for leniency and compensation on the grounds that the murder of her parents had left her a traumatized orphan.
Leave work tonight as a well paid civil servant, come back in the morning as a better paid consultant. That’s the gist of this tale of magical transformation, which was appararently not unique.