Growth and employment:
Offer (directly or indirectly) a Federally funded $8 per hour full time job to anyone willing and able to work that includes health care benefits. An employed buffer stock is a more effective stabilizer and price anchor. It’s also less costly in real terms, than the unemployed buffer stock we currently maintain.
Eliminate the various payroll taxes as needed to sustain demand.
Implement needed infrastructure upgrades and repairs.
Eliminate health care as a marginal cost of production. People aren’t more likely to get ill if they are employed; in fact, the opposite is likely the case.
The current system distorts pricing, and results in a suboptimal outcome for the economy’s ability to sustain prosperity.