Did I hear this right, or did Jon Stewart — while talking to PBS’ Gwen Ifill — reveal the best economic stimulus package concept thus far? Take a gander:

I’m sure someone really smart will list the 12 reasons why that simply giving the $2 trillion directly to consumers — but only if they use it to pay down their debt — would never work. But from where I sit, on this here mountain of credit card bills, I can’t find fault with his logic. After all, the banks would get their money and we the people, free of our towering debt, would head right back out and start spending — thereby doing precisely what the government wants us to do.

Once again, The Daily Show makes my life better.