But its has to be spent in the right way.
Blowing 10 billion quid into council budgets to fix potholes is liable to result in 1 billion being given to private sector contractors to do the cheapest job possible while the other 9 billion is spent on admin and multi-cultural lesbian single mother awareness campaigners* to make sure the contractors staff are aware of the issues.
Its better to use the money to invest in the economy, and given you cant very well tell where the best place is (unless you like forcing the unemployed to build autobhans), the money should be invested in education.
Need more doctors..... grants to medical students.
need more nurses . grants to nursing students.
need more engineers ... goes without saying really.
need more IT techs ... need more lobotomies..
(the last one is a joke btw)
The result would be the spending going into the economy as a general as no student I've known ever has any money.
"But spending would rise adding to the deficet" comes the wail from the right..
And 4 years down the line those same students are in jobs that have a 40% income tax rate attached to them.. plus we have well skilled people who can start their own businesses, and we dont have to import(actually steal) so many skilled people from abroad who are really needed in their home countries
thus reducing the housing pressure and house prices.
*substitute any council non-job here and we all know of them