Economists are divided on whether it's a good idea or a bad idea. According to Wikipedia:
"Economists such as Martin Feldstein, Daron Acemoglu, National Economic Council director Larry Summers, and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winners Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman favor large economic stimulus to counter the economic downturn. Some economists, such as Stiglitz and Krugman, favor a much larger measure. While in favor of a stimulus package, Feldstein expressed concern over the act as written, saying it needs revision to address consumer spending and unemployment more directly.
"Other economists, including Vernon L. Smith, Edward C. Prescott, James M. Buchanan, John Lott, Robert Barro and Nobel Prize-winner Robert Lucas, Jr., have been more critical of the package, saying that it will increase unemployment and place more debt on future generations."
Okay, most (all?) of us aren't economists, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. What do you think, is the huge stimulus package a good idea or a bad idea?
John McCain calls this "generational theft", and thinks that it won't stimulate the economy, it will just increase the financial burden on future generations. Is he right?
Do you think it's better to bail out an industry like the auto manufacturers or is it better to let them fail and let the market correct itself?
Does this change your opinion of Barack Obama at all?