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Its simply a question of time and scale.  A 50% increase on a small base is still not going to have much of a stimulus effect on the whole economy in the short term if your key priority is to turn the whole economy around in the next year or two.  

Of course a 50% p.a. increase compounded over a few years will have a massive medium/long term effect even if the initial base is a very small % of GDP as a whole.

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