Basically, we're broke because for the whole decade we've been buying more stuff from abroad than they've been buying from us. So, what can a President do to help us sell more stuff overseas?
Screwing in lightbulbs and filling potholes won't do it. But what will?
The most obvious ways the government can quickly help business become more productive at making stuff that foreigners want to buy is by easing environmental and affirmative action regulations that add to the cost of everything we produce.
Similarly, the easiest way for the states and localities to save money on social services is for the federal government to pay for unemployed illegal immigrants to go home.
Funny, though, simple ideas like that don't seem to come up much.