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.
Romney+Ryan talk about cutting federal spending root and branch except in one area. Romney has proposed indexing the military spending to 4% of the Gross Domestic Product. This does not seem to make any sense. Besides costing a fortune as the years go by, it also fails to plan defense based on real world issues and threats and invites the Pentagon (which has not yet suffered an audit) to spend up to an artifical ceiling. This NY Times article by Carol Giacomo is worth reading.