Now, the easy way.
" The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
Political systems and politicians that follow this rule succeed. All others fail. In natural order, "friends" to this golden rule are as follows: city councils and mayors (closest), state legislatures and governors, federal congressmen, US presidents, corporations, corporate executives, and (furthest) lobbyists.
This is pragmatic populism. Pragmatic populism promotes democracy over oligarchy, small business over "too big to fail", and wellness over corporate profit. Pragmatic populism can work on real problems.
Our democracies, not our oligarchies can solve job, foreclosure, and credit issues. Let the big banks fail nextime.
Create city and state credit unions financed and funded by the federal reserve. Let city and state governments, through their new credit union, decide where stimulus money should be spent or loaned. The federal government distributes and local governments manage. All transactions and every penny is absolutely transparent and updated daily on the internet so the whole world can observe.
Pour one trillion, two trillion, whatever trillion dollars, from the federal reserve, through these credit unions, into local democratically managed economies. Do this until jobs, housing, foreclosures, and credit turns around. They will, eventually, turn around.
Put the needs of the many into the hands of the many, city and state governments.