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 banksters are brazenly writing federal legislation with virtually no changes from congressmen or staff. Many lobbyists are former congressmen or staffers now enjoying huge salaries. And they are sharing the wealth. " ' I won't dispute for one second the problems of a system that demands immense amount of fundraisers by its legislators,' said Representative Jim Himes, a third-term Democrat of Connecticut....A member of the Financial Servies Committee and a former banker at Goldman Sachs, he is one of the top recipients of Wall Street donations. 'It's appalling, it's disgusting, it's wasteful and it opens the possibility of conflicts of interest and corruption. It's unfortunately the world we live in.' " If this sort of corruption makes your blood boil, you should sign on to the American Anti-corruption Act at www.represent.us/cosponsor/ . And tell your friends.