Send every American a one time check of $10,000
The average credit card holder is $8,000 in debt, people who had debt could pay it off and those who HAVE managed to stay out of debt would be rewarded. the extra cash would jump-start the market AND help save auto makers AND the banks(have to put your $10k somewhere)
it would only cost around $200,000,000,000 (2 hundred billion)
we bailed out the banks for 750 billion...