Just sitting here thinking about 2008 and the fact that my 403b lost 45% of its value from 2008 - 2009, but recently looked at the listing and noticed its net value has risen 78%. Can you imagine how many people would be out of work NOW, if the stimulus was not passed in early 2009. Just count how many different businesses and people are involved in the automobile manufacturing process. Besides the autos, there are the metal parts, plastics, carpet, tires, oil, gas, showrooms, auto parts stores. Then we talk of our protective services, Police, and Firefighters, Medics and Ambulance attendants....Let's never forget our teachers..... I'm not saying all involved would be out of work, but the Republicans are complaining about the lack of jobs, and a lack of jump starting this economy. Just imaging what we as a country would look like without the stimulus. I would hate to have known.... What are your thoughts?