German Of The Day: Notfallplan

That means emergency plan. Another good one is Schutzschirm. That means protective shield.

But both euphemisms point to another one: Staatshilfe, meaning state support or government assistence. And all any of this means, of course, is taxpayer money. In this particular case, the government burning taxpayer money to fix a problem it created in the first place (see German dream world energy policy).

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