Why would such an influx of our money bring back the economy we had? The govt thinks it knows the solution to this problem when history has shown that the American people are the only solution. President Obama himself said "only the govt has the ability to get us out of this mess" and you need to let him spend as much of your money as he wants while he figures out this whole president position on a learners permit.
Japan has shown us what happens when you throw tax dollars into the economy with wreck less abandon. They are still trying to climb out of the hole they so deeply engraved themselves in. Why would the US be able to come up with any different result? So far all this economic instability has done for anyone is made it possible for Obama to dig his hands deeper and deeper into the private sector. Have we created or "saved" those 3.5 million jobs yet? I'm pretty sure since that statement was made we have lost that amount waiting for anything at all to happen with this brilliant plan.
Millions are losing jobs while the Pres and his fleet get new hybrids and we do the highly anticipated research into pig odor. Your father might have lost his lively hood but at least we have a train to the Las Vegas brothels.
What say you?
UPDATE! 7/21/09, The Stimulus has FAILED!