The advocates of this stimulus are like the physicians of two hundred years ago. Bleeding the economy does no more to promote it's health than bleeding a patient does to cure the flu. I know there are economists who have figured this out, but I think they are viewed as quacks by their colleagues who work for the government.
I think I can safely say that the American I know and love is gone. Kevin Baker agrees. If anything, he's a bit more pessimistic than I am. I'll I know is that I'm stacking up on ammo.