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Libertarians who want among other things a major cut in military spending are no longer involved in deciding budget issues.


A alternate impromptu budget committee of Libertarians and peace activists is needed to present their own joint proposal to Congress including major cuts in military spending,


The entire Libertarian caucus had their Committee seats taken away from them on the Budget and also the Finance Committee, Justin Amash claims it is because they want to cut the Defense Budget. He has more space on his Congressional blog calling for Defense cuts than Bernie Sanders does.


Each time there was a budget impassive Bernie Sanders screamed real loud about the unholy compromises, but in the end he in the past voted ’yes’.


I would like everyone to meet Walter Jones, who recently was kicked out of the Finance Committee. once a super hawk and the author of Freedom Fries. Who more recently worked with Dennis Kucinich to work for peace. Please read about Walter Jones in,

Please watch Walter Jones endorsing Ron Paul for reelection last January,


What an underground House/Senate Budget Committee might agree on: A 50% reduction in military spending plus 10% more each month the war continues.


Internet prescriptions and encouraging medical tourism with a 12% (1% a month for a year) kick back to those having doctor required surgery overseas. Ending the blockade of Cuba so many can retire there instead of a few to Mexico where it is less safe to stretch their Social Security dollars.

Comments from retirees, see comment and following ones, and my comment that proceeded it, for me to repeat in my blog comments from a private ordinary people without asking them in my mind would not be appropriate so please click on,


Cuba may stop giving visitors free medical care, but most favored nation status and allowing Cubans to get high tech emergency care in the US in some kind of equal exchange could change that. Thus the world would be like it should be with different laws and values in different places supplementing each other.


Paul Ryan represents Michigan’s beef country. It is time to give up beef, maybe no beef or soda purchases with food stamps should be passed so Ryan can discover that food stamps haven’t been a drain,


The ’powers at be’ want us to fight with each other over hot button issues, President Truman before he was President talked from the hip about being on both sides of a issue, but he definitively isn’t alone. Truman said during the war between Germany and Russia before World War II, if Germany is winning support Russia and vice versa, I think Rick Santorum wasn’t actually trying to be President but to discombobulate the 99%, he managed in part to get Wall Street out of the news and people talking about hot button issues instead. I suspect its not only Truman who can keep switching sides to get the fighting to continue


In the last election Muslim haters lost, those accused by their opponent of being ’Weak of Defense’ lost, young people and minorities did vote after all. Two Miami Cuban hardliners lost. The Orthodox Jewish vote shifted in the direction of Democrats. The only ones who called themselves conservative who were cheering not crying were the eight Ron Paul supported candidates in the House.


Will the budget debate mean that nothing was won after all or will in mean that a new more peaceful and frugal America has a few hundred more years left like England did after it was shocked by the American Revolution.




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I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
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