Will the stimulus bill work?

Posted Feb. 09, 2009, at 4:41 p.m.

It appears a federal economic stimulus package of more than $800 billion is headed for

approval by Congress. Will it work? Will it ease credit at banks, will it create jobs, and

will it all happen soon? Or will the bill prove to be a desperation measure that has little to

do with the economy’s fate? What will be the measure of the bill’s effect? Jobs?

Consumer spending?