Giving money to the people has been tried, and it didn't work, the crash still happened after George W. Bush Gave Americans a free check come income tax time. Maybe it prolonged the crash, maybe it didn't, but the crash still happened.
Taxes were cut, rebate checks handed out, government budget went up by over a trillion dollars, and military spending increased.
The whole idea was that if everyone pays fewer taxes, and gets a government check, that the economy would be stimulated, the debt would be paid, and we would have more than enough money to waste in Iraq.
George W Bush is a businessman as is Romney.
It didn't work then, and it's not going to work now.