I agree govt assistance should be more incentivized, meaning we will give you "this' if you do "that", but I don't think these low income people are exactly happy with their situation.
Establish a tax on imports, a tariff. End NAFTA, and TPP bull, which only allows companies to move overseas for cheap labor. Cut off ties with China. If we want to act like we spread democracy in these stupid(IraqLibAfg) wars then why is ChIna, a Communist country, our #1 trading partner. Makes no sense because govt forgos probably trillions of potential tax revenue gone. No prob, they can make more dollars.
Stop all buying now. Shouldn't be spending money that you don't have anyways. If people call this country exceptional, why are jobs going overseas. This country is exceptionally poor propped up on fake dollars, and a industrial-military complex. It is set up for cheap labor in China in hopes(cross your fingers) Americans will buy their goods. Well if companies don't pay, who will buy their goods. In addition, companies want to replace workers with robots. Well good luck with that. Its just self defeating there. And another thing, if these foreigners are so much more highly skilled and valued than the US worker then why are they not getting paid more that a US counterpart? Why aren't the "best and brightest" elevating salaries? Obviously they value lots of salaried overtime work(meaning free labor). They value those that have no options. They value those that are under total corporate submission.
Companies think they smart to get China to build our products. We are China's enemy. Why be dependent on your enemy. They will steal trademarks, and patents andl make their own thanks to US R&D once they are situated and done playing by the "rules". Look at rare earth elements. China could collapse our economy economically. They could send gold soaring just by announcing how much gold they have.
A good company is one that respects, and not uses, its shareholders. The earnings should speak for itself. Go for a Warren Buffett company, or VDE, since energy at a low. I like NMM(dry bulk shipper) since they have committed to paying nice dividends at least to the end of 2016.