Whenever possible, we should be spending on those things that we either consider investments in our future or expenditures that we know we will be making in the future anyway,.
If we repair a road, we will be more productive in the future. If we plant a tree in northern Michigan our future productivity does not rise. Both expenditures act as a current stimulus; however, improving the road has the added benefit of improving our ability for future production.
A stimulus should be prioritized.