Stimulate what?

The Stimulus Bill has been signed.  Here’s the part that I don’t get.  I can appreciate the need for some sort of “stimulus”.  I will even concede that there are portions of the bill that go directly towards infrastructure, and I can see how that will create some jobs.  My clients have told me so (I work w/ engineering firms).  But – what about all the other stuff?  Could we not have had multiple bills passed?  Focus on the 10% or so that could potentially make a difference.  Once that’s passed then start working on the rest of it.  OR… is it as some may have suggested… some of the “extras” in this bill couldn’t have handled the scrutiny?  Just a thought….