In the thread concerning the second Presidential Debate Russ_Watters just posted advocating tax cuts vs stimulus (edit: no longer there). I want to see if I can start a debate on this, but I didn't want to sidetrack the original thread. So I'd like to ask this question here, hopefully some people will answer. I have not taken an economics class (though I will in college), and therefore I struggle in topics like this because I cannot give first hand reasoning. I am a supporter of a stimulus plan because it seems to me that this creates a stronger government to help the people instead of a stronger people. This may not sound preferable, but it seems to me better to have a safety net of a strong government in case individuals fail, rather than putting all the chips in the individual's corner. Can anyone weigh in on this? Whether that consists of showing why my logic is false (as I am ready to believe) or counterarguments? Thank you.