Consider the situation. With consumers broke, a spiraling deflation has taken hold. What is worse, deflation is a positive feedback effect, meaning that it feeds on itself - deflation begets more deflation. As prices decline, corporations go out of business, unemployment goes up, and people have less money to spend, feeding the endless loop. As life becomes offers more choices, people desire these choices, and this in turn creates jobs. Think about the number of jobs that an iPod alone creates around the world. Why then, don't we pretend to want things, even stupid things, and simply take a portion out of every check and spend it to create jobs? In addition, we should spend in accord with our wealth making power. So Bill Gates should spend more than me. Why does the demand have to be honest? In other words, does the demand need to know it is on an errand of mercy? It is well known that most wealthy people are very good at saving and investing, but most of them are misers. Then, is not the middle class the real driver of jobs in the world?