Why can't the govt. learn something from history for a change and implement another Civilian Conservation Corps ala' 1933 with a focus on infrastructure improvements? There is no valid reason not to print more money to pay them with and thereby, really put people back to work. It's all "funny money" anyway, but what we can't back up with gold, we can back up with property.
We need change alright; and we need it damn quick. Common sense needs to prevail before we reach a calamity.