Stop spending money we don't have on things we don't need. Eliminate riders on all bills. If it's important enough to be passed, it's important enough to be put up and evaluated on it's own. Severe and permanent cuts to welfare. Get people back on their feet, forcibly if necessary. Make people be responsible. The only people who ought to be on welfare are the people who are permanently and physically unable to perform any useful work, period. Eliminate welfare for single mothers entirely. You made the problem, you deal with it.