You cant really measure the stimulus in terms of success. The stimulus was designed in a state of panic and compromise. Those are not ideal for creating laws. This occured because politicians and people a like didnt know what to do after they allowed such a decline in our economy. This stimulus is the outcome of that no one wanted or able to find a solution except those who proposed solutions and even they gave in to the very people who admittedly had no idea what to do. The fact that we even needed a stimulus is saying it shouldnt be thought of in the same category of success. I measure the stimulus on failures. The stimulus to me was a success because every failure before it has been proven to be failures. The stimulus is the most successful option ouy of those failures which was all we ever knew it is not a new creation. The stimulus is a successful failure only to be measured by other failures to govern properly.