Economic Scene - Success of Stimulus Bill Is Noteworthy as Another Is Weighed - NYTimes.com
The article is a little preachy for my taste, so here is the most important paragraph.
I am curious to see what these numbers settle out to be in the end. Usually these types of large projects are best analyzed after the fact.Just look at the outside evaluations of the stimulus. Perhaps the best-known economic research firms are IHS Global Insight, Macroeconomic Advisers and Moody’s Economy.com. They all estimate that the bill has added 1.6 million to 1.8 million jobs so far and that its ultimate impact will be roughly 2.5 million jobs. The Congressional Budget Office, an independent agency, considers these estimates to be conservative.