1. Rapidly scale down paying for infra structure in the middle east and start spending for bridges, roads, schools, etc. at home.
2. Raise taxes on wealthier taxpayers and restore a progressive income tax.
3. Reduce military spending and stop picking battles and starting wars over seas when our own house is not in order.
4. Plug corporate tax loop holes such as the ones allowing fake home offices in the Bahamas to avoid taxation.
These foue simple remedies would go a long ways in reducing the deficite. Bill clinton had it right and his policies led to the first budget surplus in many years. There is very little dispute about that.