Here’s an interesting piece about the shape of recessions, which come in all kind of shapes: the sharp V, the more gradual U and the double-dip W, among others.
The author sees a W, with the stimulus package making the first recession shallow, creating the illusion of a recovery. Once the stimulus wears off, the county will hit a second, deeper recession, plus having high budget deficits and inflation.
PS. I fixed the link from earlier.