Would building infrastructure and getting Americans back to work be enough to grow out of this mess? We have been focusing on building other countries besides are selfs and now we're in a mess. How about building ourselves??? China does it=good, India does it=good, Mexico does it=good, etc. What ever we do we DO NOT want to reduce our work force. We should cut the fat and make it easier to start a business through loosing some of the costly regs. How about Union reform? They can only demand to a point until the corporation can't make a profit. This would save them from more problems. How about removing our troops from the middle east and transferring money into R@D??? Modernizing our entire military. It wouldn't cost as much bringing most of it within our borders either. We must have the best military no matter what we do. It seems that the developing world is doing pretty fucking good with this model. Why not use something like it? Parts of our country are going backwards, right? We need not only cut but grow out of it.