Republican arguments against a stimulus package are veritable fruit basket of stupid. Some are even arguing that there is no recession, reminiscent of McCain's pronouncement that the "fundamentals of our economy is strong". Just look at this graph: The Bush recession is the on pace to be the worst ever in terms of job losses. EVER!
The graphs shows how fast the economy has lost jobs since the start of recession. The magnitude of the trouble we are in is mind blowing. Just another thing to be thankful for the 8 years of George W Bush.