When you hear “conservatives” talk about how bad “government” is, remember that in a democracy “the government” is us. When they run down “government” substitute the words “democracy is decision-making by We the People.”
Big “decision-making by We the People” is obviously good.
Decision-making by We the People is better than by business.
When Decision-making by We the People intervenes in the economy it is bad for profits at the expense of the people and the planet.
Government (decision-making by We the People) is good because its job is protecting us and making our lives better. Government spending is by definition spending that we want because it makes our lives better.