The US has spent $2 trillion in stimulus to no avail. Wasted funding that banks and corporate billionaires are hoarding. What we need is real stimulus to create jobs and move this economic engine.
Here's the best idea I've heard to solve the problem: for a mere (approx) $40B, the US Govt. could issue every American citizen over the age of 17 a check for a million dollars...a pittance compared to what they've already wasted on TARP, QE-1 and QE-2 and would jump-start this economy like nothing we've ever seen. Everyone would be spending like crazy. The jobs problem would be largely solved and we could get illegal aliens and other non-citizens to do the work we don't want. It's the kind of real stimulus this country needs, IMO. Giving money to bankers and big corporations hasn't solved anything. They just sit on the money and invest overseas.
Giving $1M check to every American older than 17 could mean $200-250T (200-250 trillions) in total spending. It’s a bit different from $40B number used in your message. Thank you for confirming your board idiot status and it’s not related exclusively to your inability to crunch numbers.