Since early June I've been arguing that Congress should recall/cancel the stimulus bill passed in February. The recession started winding down right around the time the bill was passed, and now we're in recovery mode (see prior post today on the ISM index), all without the help of 90% of the "stimulus" spending. Indeed, the economy is now recovering despite the efforts of Obama and the Congress to scare the bejeebers out of the capital markets by threatening massive increases in government spending, regulations, and taxes. If the economy is strong enough to shrug off these powerful depressants, just imagine how strong it might be if we just let it do its own thing?
The economy doesn't need any help from Congress. On the contrary, it would be much better off if Congress remained in recess for the remainder of the year.