That's the main rationale for the stimulus package, isn't it? To boost consumer spending. Maybe even create jobs. In times of personal financial crisis, I suppose spending just makes your problems worse...but still, is that good for the economy? What about if you're wealthy? You go on a frivolous spending binge. After all, you can afford it. Does this help the economy? If yes, then why do some people think it's a bad idea for the rich to spend so much money especially when economy is bad for everyone? Isn't it the best time to have this spending behavior?