The recently signed stimulus bill is certainly a hot topic of conversation these days. However, vast assumptions vary among the media, the general public and even elected officials as to the size, scope and duration of its potential affect on the economy.

Recently, Jim Cramer said that the stimulus plan "

does nothing to solve the housing crisis, nor anything to help unemployment, nor does it address the banking crisis


There are two points to make about the stimulus package in its current form:

    Spending in actually dollars equates to $650 billion.

    Tax cuts equate to $150 billion.

    How is the spending broken down? And what equities might benefit?

    Here are some of the ways the stimulus money is being spent, and some ways for investors to capitalize on it.

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