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.
The weeks after the election - the Congressional lame duck period - and the beginnings of the new term and Congress will be crucial, and the man likely to play a major role is Jacob Lew, White House Chief of Staff, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and very likely the next Secretary of the Treasury. This long article from National Journal tells us about who Lew is, where he comes from, and the likely direction he will take. Well worth a read.