Now, I don't think we can "stimulate" ourselves back to prosperity. What we do need to do is cut all the bullshit waste in government (mainly the DOD), double taxes on everyone, radically reform health care to make it work like it does in more successful countries ($5000/capita tops), and print more to weaken the dollar and bring more jobs home.
Right-wing conservative policy has no ideas to fix the structural issues of our economy.
You guys want to make them worse, actually.
The rich finances the right wing or republican party. Doing anything to undermine any economic recovery is favorable to the rich because it consolidates resources of every type, and gives them an upper hand in all transactions, mediations, and furthers their economic positions.
Everthing is aquired for pennies on the dollar, whether that be people(labor), assets, or consloitdation of everthing in between.
^if that is so, then why did the republicans object so heartily to a single payer system?
Being a senator pays $174K a year. The average successful senate campaign in the 2012 elections ran $10.4M for the whole six year term or $1.73M per year, almost exactly 10 times that.
That arithmetic works because powerful companies, industry groups, etc. pay for congress critters' campaigns. They do so because they get votes for favorable legislation and against laws that would cut their profits. A single payer option would reduce insurance industry profits.
Medicare is proven to be more efficient than private insurance.
In an alternate universe where there was an Americans' Health PAC that had spent generously on campaigns for decades that fact might lead them to back a single payer system which their Congress Friends would legislate into existence.