See, what’s needed right now, to generate more demand, is to put people to work. And it doesn’t matter at all whether it’s the government or the private sector that does it, as long as it happens.
Well, yes, it does matter.
See, when the government employs people, where does it get the money to pay them? Class? Anyone? That’s right, taxes.
And where does it get the taxes? Anyone? Bueller? That’s right, the people with jobs.
Are you seeing the problem, here? The government doesn’t generate anything. If everybody in a closed system was working for the government, you would be, in effect, trying to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps. You're trying to raise the water level in the pool by pumping water from the deep end to the shallow one; trying to build the wall higher by taking bricks off the bottom and putting them on the top. It doesn’t work.
You need private entities generating new wealth for the government to have a source of revenue, else the snake is trying to sustain itself on a diet of its own tail.