Observe today's cartoon from Michael Ramirez. Note the basket is labeled "economy" as well as "economic stimulus." How can it be both?
Let me help. The idea behind the cartoon is simple: We're trying to lift up the economy with only a small amount of tax cuts (more would work) and it's being weighed down by the big spending of the stimulus. It'll never get off the ground that way!
There. So the basket is the "economy." The balloon is "tax cuts." And the boxes inside the basket are the "economic stimulus."