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"Everything's on the line here. Everything," said Jim Cramer on Thursday's "Stop Trading!" segment on CNBC. "Let's fix this problem. Throw money at it, cut rates." The goal every day, he said, "must be to get the Great Depression off the table."

One suggestion Cramer had involved the Social Security Trust Fund. "I think that we ought to take some of that huge amount of money that's doing nothing in there," he said, and use it to buy bad assets. "There's too many people in America hurting. They're worried about not being able to retire. Let's use some of that money to make it so that they can retire, and that's by investing in America right now."

He had a few stock ideas, too. "We've got a lot of companies that are beginning to show real yields," he said.

First up was Heinz ( HNZ), which has a 4% yield. "The only thing that's wrong here is that you've got a stronger dollar," he said. "I really like it. It's just too good a brand name." He said it was a buy "right here."

Coca-Cola ( KO), also with a yield of about 4%, was next. "I'm not complacent and don't like the market, but if you want to look back and say, 'How did I get a certain stock at a certain price?'" you buy Coke, Cramer said, between $43 and $40. "This company can reinvent itself. It's got a lot of cash flow. It doesn't have to be just a soda company."

As for Waste Management ( WMI), which has a yield of 3.75%, Cramer said: "There a companies that you put your first bid on here, and then you let the hedge funds go wild and knock the stock market down, and then you buy them. This is literally the only strategy that is working in this market."

Caterpillar ( CAT) just hit a 4% yield. "It's a little industry, obviously, so it could start having cyclical problems," Cramer said, but "you start buying here."
At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in stocks mentioned.

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