2009 Stimulus Bill Benefits - List of Positives of Law

Positives


DatePositive Result\BenefitBeneficiaryRank
04/01/09Approximately 2.7 million jobs added to US payrolls and unemployment rate kept 1½ percentage points lower due to Stimulus spendingWorkers & Businesses
04/01/09Deeper recession or depression averted in 2009 and beyond with the help of stimulus bill provisions
02/17/09$48.1 billion in investments for highway, bridge, high-speed rail & other transportation projects
02/17/09$100 billion in education aid to prevent lay-offs, modernize schools, award Pell grants and help low income children & special education programsMiddle Class & Poor
02/17/09$155 billion in health care assistance for the poor & unemployed primarily for Medicaid, health information technology and insurance premium subsidies Poor & Unemployed
02/17/09$70 billion in tax relief for middle class workers by patching the Alternative Minimum Tax for one yearMiddle Class
02/17/09$82.2 billion in aid for low income workers, unemployed and retirees (including job training)Poor & Unemployed
02/17/09Tax credit of $400 per worker ($800 per couple) for middle income workers for 2009 & 2010 totaling $116 billionMiddle Class & Workers
02/17/092010 real GDP increased by about 3.4% due to stimulus spendingBusinesses