One of the significant sectors of the United States economy - organized crime trafficking in prohibited items - probably needs government bailout help as well.
Here's what I propose:
Make tobacco illegal and declare a War on Drugs Including Tobacco.
I'm sure organized crime is hoping that tobacco is made illegal. Remember the famous scene in the move "Key Largo" where the organized crime thugs bemoan the end of alcohol prohibition and the economic "hit" they took to their pocketbooks. Well it's about time this country did something to make up for that. Poor, poor organized crime criminals. What a travesty they lost those great and lucrative illegal booze markets.
I'm sure organized crime is looking for new territories and markets and they just love prohibition of all forms. It's good for their business!
Also, prohibiting tobacco will be good for law enforcement officers, including prosecutors, probation officers, companies that provide services to probation departments, companies that build jails, prison guard unions and towns that depend on the local prison to support their existence. It will provide more inmates and probationers! What a stimulus for the economy.
Let's take this farther - BAN LARD NOW! This also will achieve full employment for organized crime and jail guards and help save the children. What a great idea.
(Warning - this is satire to me and most of my friends - unfortunately it will provoke stimulating discussion and new laws by the authoritarian elites who know better than me how I should lead my life.)