Obama: 50 billion on transportation
Smart man, this Obama. Infrastructure is a nearly universal rule in prosperity. In any case, in the short term it'll create more jobs, since people are crapping out about that. In the long term the money spent on infrastructure means it'll last the country quite a bit of time until more infrastructure needs to be laid down. Possibly by the next president's next term (and I still highly doubt that Obama would have another term). However, I doubt this move will help him even the slightest in the mid-term elections. I fully expect Obama to sink hard during the elections despite delivering on his promise of change (well...he did...just that the status quo with the promise of change was what people wanted I guess).