Color me dumb, but
787 Billion to create 25,000 (gov claims 30,000) jobs, that's how much per job average? (avg job created $2,600,000)
Along with 288 Billion in tax cut saved 650,000 jobs (avg per job "saved" is $443,000)
Even if we say total is 690,000 jobs that's over 1,500,000 per job.
Now I don't have a degree, and my calculator may be broken, but in my opinion it would have done more for the economy to have held a lottery, and given 500,000 people a million tax free, and said have fun. It would have saved 287 Billion in stimlus, and the 288 billion tax cut wouldn't be needed.
After all, they would have spent it, bought new cars, TV's, houses, etc, and that in turn would have kept a lot of things going.