Until Congress does the following, we are going to keep slipping.1- Cut subsidies to companies making billions in profits.2- Cut tax benefits to companies who operate businesses overseas. 3- Raise the import tax on imports made by American companies overseas to encourage them to make and sell within our borders as the free trade agreements were originally meant to be practiced.4- Start an aggressive program to repair the followingA- Our one in four substandard bridges.B- Our at risk electrical grid. The FBI mentioned the grid as a potential target of the “Syrian Electronic Army”C- Pipelines, levees, and other industrial sites being run by companies who, over the last few years, have seen massive explosions, leakages, and other crisis due to under inspection and insufficient penalties- criminal and financial.5- Create a national water pipeline to pump water from flooding rivers to drought prone areas and desalination plants for when more fresh water is needed in drought afflicted or fire afflicted areas. This last is an idea I came up with a LONG time ago, and it seems more and more necessary every year.There are other necessary things the gov’t can do, and require business operating in the US to do that would increase hiring and improve quality of life.This said,There must be an auditing of our gov’t. The incredible amount of waste, fraud, duplication of effort is well into the billions. In order to protect our most vulnerable, and to be able to invest in education and the many things that make our nation the envy of the world, we must stop wasting money.This is a very incomplete list, but the biggest threat to our people and our nation is the tribal thinking, cannibalistic, partisan oligarchy that allows self serving people to serve decades longer than any president and rewards themselves generously for their failures in service to the American people as they move to the jobs their donors and patrons have waiting for them in reward for “jobs well done.”Respectfully,C.