Government spending is necessary for progress when the economy is down. It is investment, that asset holders, and business folk should be aware of. When one withdraws funds from practical earning projects leaving such assets idle, they shrink rapidly and so does one’s personal spirit!
Let government expand its investment with deficit spending on our infrastructure repair, grants for innovative business and research, and practical public works projects during this slow economic time, to stir and boost activity of the public, and the whole public will blossom and profit.
This has worked in the past, where "trickle down" ideas have not!