Stimulating Nonsense by John Stossell: "The money that will allegedly be "injected" into the economy is already in the economy. So how can it be a stimulus?"
That 'Stimulus' Nonsense by Arthur Laffer: "All of the stimulative effects of the rebate to the recipients will be 100% offset by the destimulative effects of the increase in liabilities of the workers and producers who have to pay for the transfer of resources to the rebate recipients. There is no stimulus from a rebate, period."
Economic Stimulus Math for Economy:
+$100 billion in economic stimulus + (-$100 billion in economic destimulus, higher taxes now or later) = $0 net effect on economy
Economic Stimulus Math for Politicians:Political Stimulus Effect of Economic Stimulus Legislation > 0