Mike Winkle, a game informer at the North Expressway GameStop, has not studied the plan in detail but does not trust the administration.
“I think there’s a lot more that could be going on than is going on,” he said.
He said the administration has been talking about increasing the gasoline tax, something he said would force people into debt. He also opposes the stimulus package on the grounds of fiscal responsibility.
“The more they spend, the more this country’s going into debt,” he said.
He said he expects the United States will enter into another Great Depression. He said job losses are mounting and his home has been broken into twice lately.
Diane Dukes, an employee of Hammond Services, believes the government is intervening unnecessarily.
“I’m not happy about it,” she said.
She said the economy is going to correct itself if the government stays out of it. She said government intervention has not worked in the past and letting things work out on their own would be better.
Kristie Watson, a Griffin homemaker, also criticized the plan on fiscal grounds.
“I think it’s a bad idea,” she said. “Our kids, grandkids, everybody’s going to be paying for it in the long run.”
Alexander Williams, who is taking time off from education prior to going to the University of Georgia, does not think the stimulus plan will serve its intended purpose.
“Any stimulus plan in general is going to be a joke unless it develops jobs, unless it develops businesses that allow people to get money to spend,” he said.
He said he has a gut feeling the stimulus will fail in this regard.
Marvin Middlebrooks, a school bus mechanic for the Peach County School System, expressed a hint of support for the plan.
“I really haven’t kept up with a whole lot of it,” he said. “I’m all for anything that might give the economy a boost though.”