We are not broke; we are broken.
There is no way that I can buy into the theory the Republicans are trying to fly these days. Debt, debt, debt they cry but then are bankrupt in correcting the real problem. Cuts with revenues will fix that. We have seen that movie before multiple times in history. Get over it.
Fix the political system by getting the money out of the process. Public financing of the electoral process would help a lot.
Get control and re-regulate the banks.
Get control of the personhood of corporations.
That's the general direction we need to move toward.