If a baseball pitcher gives up four earned runs in his first game, eight in his second, and then ten in his third, is he showing improvement because his rate of increase in runs/game has decreased?
Great analogy. Hope someone with visibility sees it and uses it! Maybe you should send it around to the talk show hosts and maybe Hannity, too.
It is as if a family, that has maxed out all its credit cards and has two mortgages, decides to buy an new care for $40,000. After careful consideration of their financial situation,they actually purchase a new car for $35,000, and then go around telling all their friends that they saved $5,000.