I think it's somewhat clear what must be done.
We should cut tax breaks, raise taxes, and cut spending; we need to live within our means.
We can't spend our way out of the hole.
We can't tax our way out of the hole.
We can't cut tax breaks to get out of the hole.
An analogy would be that America is like a fat and unhealthy person.
You have to not only burn calories, but also eat right and utilize your metabolism.
Basically, we need to cut spending, tax breaks, and we need to tax. Politicians shouldn't be paid so well just to squabble and waste our time. Imo, CEOs shouldn't recieve such comically obscene bonuses; why would you even defend them? They don't know/care about you.
Also, I believe everyone should invest in solar panels; I don't believe the lie that solar panels aren't effective enough; just make a grand amount of them and stick them on houses and buildings, etc. I'd love to see solar panels cover virtually every house/practical building.
I think we need to be thrifty and efficient. I embody that.
Take a bag of organic Rainier cherries; I eat them and then take the seeds. Now, I have a small nursery of cherry trees. People, imo, should have large gardens. Asparagus is incredibly convenient and worth the effort. If you have even two 6ft-long rows, you're looking at a lot of FREE delicious food. Also, typical garden-grown asparagus is highly resistant to pests and disease. Grow pear trees. Walmart's garden items are rapidly dropping in price. Cherry, pear, and apple trees are only about $18. Invest. Invest in five or so of those and you'll reap the rewards. Also, plums, paw-paw(in zones 3-5), and others also save money.
I feel if we pull together to tighten our belts, we will see the day that America gets out of debt.