I like this, by why hasn't Obama come to the conclusion that the space industry, and a serious investment into it, will help many of the current issues we're facing right now. Look, if you're going to make a stimulus package that's supposed to save the day, you might as well spend the money on something that will last many years, grow an entire industry, employ hundreds of thousands of people directly (if not over a million) and also cause a double of that employment number by all the ancillary jobs that will end up being created.
This is a step in the right direction, but let's finish the play. Fix ITAR so the American commercial space industry can once again work with companies around the world to develop better products and systems. Use the unspent stimulus money and dump it right into the space industry in the forms of grants to businesses and schools, tax breaks to start new space based businesses, a large bonus check to NASA, etc. Put that money to use on building a Moon Base, something that will take 15+ years, that's never been done before, will be an inspiration to our young people, and will lead to unlimited future potential.
You're a smart guy Mr. President. Get it done.