I know that this package was valued in the trillions of dollars. While I think it is wrong for the banks to get a bailout, there was no other way to resolve this precarious economic situation short of an all out revolution. The only way to progress as usual is for the powerful to help the rich.
A stimulus package, of any size, will only artificially stimulate the economy. Things will breakdown even worse after the stimulus wears off. This will lead to another even bigger stimulus package. There are better ways to improve the economy than artificially stimulating it. Adding more jobs would be a much better way.