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The question is unclear. Are you asking if the government should spend more money during a recession to end it sooner, or if they should spend more money in general? I'm guessing the first one.

The economy is stable. If it's bad, it will tend to get better. If it's good, it will tend to get worse. If this wasn't the case, we wouldn't always seem to have at least 90% as many jobs as we have people looking for them.

With this in mind, it seems clear that if the government permanently increases their spending, it will only temporarily help the economy. If the government stops spending, it will hurt the economy again. They are not stimulating the economy. They are postponing the recession by paying people to do unproductive things in the mean time.