What puzzles me about any 'stimulus package' is the basic concept of taking money from the people who need it most(or more accurately, mortgaging their future), and giving it to folks in charge (with minimal guidelines) who are partially responsible for the current economic state in the first place. All done in the name of helping the people you took the money from in the first place. To me it appears to be the same gross debt incurring mentality that I think is partly responsible for the crisis. As Herc might say, trend analysis indicates this is a plan to fail because the current indications are that it is failing. Bailouts having been going on for years in one form or another, and the current stimulus package is the grandpappy of them all!
I say let the inefficient businesses fail, give the people keep more of their own cash for stimulus and build from their. Focus on changing the prevailing attitude of 'buy now, pay later' (can you say Social Security!) and create a mindset of earn, save, build.