We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Groups like Smart Security PA and New Priorities call for drastic cuts in military spending and point to the Frank/Paul studies to state their case. But Cato Institute and others have come up with at least four ways to do it, including massive cuts in numbers of personnel. Robert Dreyfuss, in the April 11 issue of The Nation, spells out the various approaches and is guardedly optimistic about the chances of cutting a trillion dollars out of the military in the next ten years. Think what that could do for our needs here at home. Click on the link. http://www.thenation.com/article/159431/taking-aim-pentagon-budget?page=0,0