Just like during the Depression reinvent the WPA in order to build roads and bridges. We could create jobs and have a steady stream of bodies available to build these projects. So many qualified workers from companies who bailed overseas or out completely are available and we should use their abilities to the fullest.
We need a WPA/CCC infrastructure program that would build infrastructure, work on grand ideas (high speed rail?) and give people a way to earn college or tech school credit/tuition. Pay for it by reforming the tax code. Specifically: remove Social Security wage cap, assess an additional tax on salaries that exceed 25 times the minimum wage, remove preferential treatment for interest, dividend and capital gains income in excess of 2000.00 per year. Tax investment income like earned income.