Originally Posted by Direckshun
The stimulus underperformed, but it was created to prevent a collapse into a depression, as well as rebound unemployment and the economy in general. It was big enough to accomplish the first priority, but about half the size needed to accomplish the other two.
He doesn't deserve any credit at all for saving us from a second depression. He did nothing gutsy, nor innovative, nor even particularly effective. He did transfer wealth from his political opponents into the pockets of his political supporters though, so there's that.