The economy is not a person who needs to "tighten the belt."
The economy is a vehicle that can "carry us forward." If government "paves the way" and we workers "energize" the economy with our ingenuity and hard work (not to mention our "drive"), then we will "reach our goals".
Naysayers who insist "don't tinker with it" will seem amateurish. Move on, hire a real mechanic.
Not my idea... Al Jazeera English: The economy is a 'machine', not a 'body'