I finally figured out why President Obama always understates the costs of his programs by so much. The Euromensch, our citizen of the world, loves everything European. We’ve known for a long time that he wants to scrap American capitalism for European socialism, but there’s more to it than that.
The culprit is Germany, specifically its language. The German word for “trillion” is “billion.” So when Obama says “billion,” he means it in its German sense, “trillion!”
But if this is the answer, run for cover when Obama says “trillion.” That’s the German word that means “quintillion” (1,000,000,000,000,000,000)!