Economic recovery is not achieved through more government spending, but rather, through more consumer spending. The two are, by definition, mutually exclusive. For greater government spending entails both increased taxation and increased national debt, resulting in less consumer spending power through less available cash, decreased value of what is available, and a reduced willingness to spend it based on uncertainty about the future.
Greater consumer spending results in increased production, marketing and distribution of goods, which of necessity means more jobs to performs these tasks. Consumer confidence translates across a variety of economic and social sectors, driving an overall confidence in the economy as a whole, and thus both directly and indirectly increasing the stability of the markets and all the governmental and social institutions reliant on them. Increased consumer spending actual increases tax revenue as well, through those taxes already levied on durable and consumable goods, road taxes, sales taxes, fuel taxes, etc.
Giving people more of their own money to spend is far and away the better prescription for economic health than greater doses of burdensome taxes which, rather than spreading the wealth, insteads result in an oppressed, sullen, resentful and insecure populace, one less and less likely to view its own government with forebearance or affection.