Step 1: Raise tax on those that make more than $250,000 a year.
Step 2: In order to apply for food stamps, federal/state housing aid, you must enroll in a technical school, hair academy, welding classes, whatever. This is funded partially by Step 1.
Step 3: Increase private industry work on government contracts. Must demonstrate performance and be evaluated each year for further funding.
Step 4: Make the military a more viable option for those wishing to serve. Family services, technical training, and more stabilized deployment schedules. Making private industry and the military fight for recruits is good for the economy.