Did the "stimulus" work? Republicans claim it was a failure, a waste of money, and was the reason the deficit soared. So let's see what happened. And I do mean "see."
(Actually, the deficit soared in Bush's last budget year -- all the way to $1.4 trillion! The stimulus kicked in after that. And now the deficit is down by more than half from where Bush left it. But hey, apparently repetition of lies is better than knowledge of facts...)
Anyway ... did the stimulus work? See for yourself:
Then the stimulus kicked in. See how the lines start going up and up and up? After a year the country was gaining jobs again, and has been ever since.
The stimulus worked, but it was not enough.