What Bush did was not stimulus, it was payback to his base, a treasury hijacking worthy of George Clooney. If you remember, the administration said, give us this much, now, no questions asked. The entire request fit on 3 typed pages.
The current administration is at least attempting to craft a stimulus package, and they have asked for Republican help. Instead, the Republicans have chosen to reject bipartisan meetings and present their own ideas, which are not available for scrutiny.
Now, exactly what makes you think I am "backed into a corner"?