Republicans stopped a $16.2 billion stimulus package by Bill Clinton in 1993 (From the Chicago Tribune
). The Stimulus package was claimed to be necessary to fix the "worst economy" in 50 years. Compare that to now when supposedly we have another economy that is the "worst," this time the worst ever.
The $16 billion bill was too large in 1993, but $825 billion is OK in 2009? Possibly Clinton didn't ask for enough money.