That doesn't work out well for anybody.
Competition is lonely. Within organisations it may or may not increase productivity, but it does not increase happiness. To extol it is to make a fundamental misjudgment about human nature.
The stimulus' oft-cited $787 billion figure includes nearly $300 billion in tax cuts, meaning that it represents a split between conservative and interventionist economic philosophy.
No social program -- Medicare, social security, rent control, public universities -- that aims to help the poor can ever succeed without appealing to, and paying off, a broad middle class.