They're right, sort of. The point is we don't need a deficit package. We need a stimulus, which is, you know, the opposite of a deficit reduction package, at least short term.
More importantly, there's nothing brave and bold about making "hard choices" about things happening years from now. Those things can be undone, the same way all the serious people believe the brave and bold sequestration deal they cheered on will be undone.
We need stimulus now. When the economy is booming we can think about those tough choices which won't be so tough anymore.