They DON’T want to directly or indirectly stimulate the private sector because the mission of Socialists is to make EVERY job a government job. Employed or unemployed, 100% government paychecks is the goal. This keeps the EMPLOYER/CHECK ISSUER (the Socialists) IN POWER!
I would assume you read the other day that it was revealed that some 70% of all the new jobs supposedly “created” are government jobs.
Problem is, it makes you so weak that you can actually get invaded and conquered. The USSR was heading down that path, but then saw that the number of libs in the USA’s government was on the rise again, and so took advantage by declaring their empire “dissolved” (officially) only to have Putin come back at a later date to put it back together (officially).
The problem is that most of the bailouts were aimed a those who are represented by government employee unions. This group lives in la la land, because unemployment doesn't touch them.