DeVos: Eleventy kril­lion in sav­ings

Tampa Bay Times - - Opinion - ANDY BOROWITZ Andy Borowitz, newyorker.com © Conde Nast

WASH­ING­TON — In a ring­ing en­dorse­ment from the sec­re­tary of Ed­u­ca­tion, Betsy DeVos said to­day that she did the math on Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s tax plan and that she es­ti­mates it will save the United States roughly eleventy kril­lion dol­lars.

“I took out a pen­cil and pa­per and fig­ured it out the old-fash­ioned way,” DeVos told re­porters. “I wound up go­ing through a lot of pa­per, be­cause eleventy kril­lion has 10 hun­dred­teen ze­roes.”

DeVos stressed that the eleventy-kril­lion fig­ure was ac­tu­ally a con­ser­va­tive es­ti­mate. “The ex­act num­ber was be­tween eleventy and ninety-quelve, but I rounded down to eleventy,” she said.

The Ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary said that the na­tional debt, which cur­rently stands at more than $20 tril­lion, would be greatly re­duced by the eleventy-kril­lion-dol­lar wind­fall.

“If you sub­tract eleventy kril­lion from twenty tril­lion, you get a num­ber so small it has no name,” she ex­plained.

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