Highlights of the Compromise Spendulus Bill. Click to Enlarge
Maybe if Congress had time to read the bill, they might have noticed its shortcomings.
Even some proponents of a stimulus are disappointed, however. Harvard University economist Martin Feldstein, a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, was an early supporter. He said that government is now the only engine left to spark economic activity, but he said that the compromise falls short of what's needed.