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Kucinich and Ron Paul can save the US economy from collapse and starvation in the next 26 hours

Four Lame Duck lawmakers, who want substantial cuts in military spending, will be out of office January 20. Normally they would already be out of office as Congress has its Christmas break. Instead they have more active maneuvering room, then the other representatives who have to be careful who they offend,
Bernie Sanders clearly shows his wait and see attitude on his Senate website,

He is especially strong on the need for Defense Cuts,

Throughout the years Barney Frank worked hard to cut the Defense Budget, So has Dennis Kucinich, Note how strong Ron Paul is on military cuts,

Rep. Raúl Grijalva, not a lame duck, is fighting particularly hard to cut the military, not social security

In the following link are the names of 37 other lawmakers who want defense cuts, and which jurisdictions they represent. I urge their constituents to thank them and encourage them to do more,

According to Veterans for Peace, the small cuts Obama offered in Defense Spending is a lie because it is based on projection spending, not last years spending,
Also it is important to read, Defense Lobby Wins,

I urge Rep.Dennis Kucinich to meet with Ron Paul and work out a joint Libertarian-Progressive-Democrat compromise budget. Then in the Senate Bernie Sanders meet with Tom Corburn to do the same.

If the budget isn’t in place  January 20, Jeff Flake could take Tom Corburn’s  place in the military cut cliff alternative budget negotiations.  In the House Jeff Flake was the most vocal against the embargo of Cuba. Since seniors are already stretching their Social Security check in more dangerous Mexico. Massive retiring to Cuba would greatly strengthen Medicare.

If Ron Paul and Kucinich don’t have an alternative budget deal by January 20, Justin Amash could take Ron Paul’s place, and Jon Kyl take Senator Sander’s place. Barbara Lee take Kucinich’s place.

A cancer is an uncontrolled growth. The fact that the military budget didn’t go down when the Cold War ended like it did when the Vietnam War ended may mean it is cancer. If so, the so called cliff is actually chemotherapy attacking the cancerous growth. Of course chemotherapy has a lot of unpleasant side effects.

If the Lame Ducks can cut out the cancerous growth there might be something called the United States over 200 years from now just like their still is a England, over 200 years from when the US tore away from the British Empire.

Note the lawmakers who realize the need for military cuts. Lets look at them as doctors who can treat a cancerous growth and urge them to do more.

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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.
Back up reference to above link,

Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
(More information if you google RichardKanePA