Sobering Views

As the Magic 8-Ball would say, "Outlook not so good."

That, anyway, is the gist of your opinions regarding the House-passed stimulus bill — 47 percent of you predicted that it would have no effect at all on the slumping economy, with another 36 percent taking the even more grim view that "A recession is unavoidable." Just 17 percent of respondents foresaw a "very positive" effect.