The other thing is that the stated goal of the “stimulus” supporters is to take money from those who save and invest and give to those whose income is proportionally more devoted to current consumption. Reducing savings and investment reduces society’s future wealth.
This is an equivocation of the word “worked.”
What their arguments support for the meaning of “worked:” the stimulus created a short term deferral of pain like “hair of the dog.”
What they are trying to suggest by the meaning of “worked:” the stimulus avoided the crisis altogether and put us on route to prosperity.
Most people read the article and think the latter, but the only thing the article supports is the former.