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The problem for these people is that the lie is no longer working as well as it has in the past. Americans with common sense know that the 'Multiplier Effect', in reality, always uses numbers LESS THAN 1, and frequently negative.

I doubt most journalists can comprehend multipliers less than one. Multiply means more! Right? <g>

I had to teach economic multipliers to econ 101 students, and believe me, they would do practically anything not to understand the concept.

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