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.
Though some very well paid lobbyists will fight tooth and nail, we can expect to see major cuts in military spending in the next few years according to Robert Dreyfuss, Contributing Editor to The Nation. A tidal wave in three parts will make the difference: the politics of debt and deficit reduction, the economic crisis, and general war weariness among the public. Even Alan Simpson and the "Catfood Commission" called for serious cuts. A good article.