Advice to America: sell Alaska
Note to Obama: Sell Alaska to the Russians. They sold it to the United States in 1867 for practically nothing – $7.2 million. Buy low. Sell high.
Also ditch Texas to the Mexicans. And Louisiana to the French. Why not everything for sale? The Canadians might like Michigan, or North Dakota.
A smaller America would be a happier and more prosperous America and less likely to get ideas above its station.
I promise you this is a much better plan than handing bungs to the bankers and other great American failures.