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.
Our favorite Senator, Bernie Fields of Vermont, asked the Pentagon about their contracts going to corporations already found guilty of fraud in past transactions. The number was very large indeed. The Pentagon itself says it cannot account for about $165 billion dollars a year, an amount roughly six times the size of the State Department budget. The SuperCommittee has a lot it can cut right there. Read all about it.