If the stimulus plan is passed, the U.S. deficit will approach $1.7 trillion dollars. Whatever the economic benefits of the plan, the cost of the plan will eventually need to be paid back. Whether this payment comes in the form of increased taxes on consumers and/or business, because businesses will pass these costs along to consumers in the form of higher prices, ultimately consumers will foot the total bill. Since there are about 115 million households in the U.S., the cost per household will average $15,000. What is being described as an economic stimulus could leave American families facing a significant financial burden.