People who think government spending can't create jobs should ask Boeing about that.
"Oh but that money came from citizens!"
What's that? So what are those citizens supposed to do with that money? Oh... SPEND it. Creating demand. Weird, when you guys talk about "job creators" you always seem to forget about that demand side of the equation.
Anyway. Government is different than the citizens. The government can borrow money at lower interest rates and in higher volumes than you can. During a recession when nobody is spending money and therefore no demand exists to justify job creation, the government can borrow the sum of money required to shore up some of that demand.