This review was written on May 26th...3 months into a 10 year projected outlay of both spending and tax benefits. Do you see a small problem with stating, "this didn't work" 2.5% of the way in? That's like calling the football game 1:30 into the 1st quarter and deciding the strategy has failed.
At the end the author gives his recommendation. I don't agree with this, however a hidden common theme between this and the other articles listed above state that government isn't the best at choosing where and how much to spend. This should have been left up to the tax payers in this country where more relevant and quicker relief would have been noticed. Economics is complicated and a single paragraph isn't going to convey how building government infrastructure or a couple so called "green jobs" isn't going to make lasting jobs right away.
Irwin Kellner who wrote the piece you're looking at, was also a victim of Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme. Is that relevant? I'm not sure...but it's interesting isn't it?