2015 in review

December 30, 2015

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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The Voice of Joyce: Public Word Press 2015 Statistics

December 30, 2015

Dear Followers:  Thank you!


I’ve attached Word Press’ 2015 Statistics on “the Voice of Joyce”.  Thank you for your continued support!  I hope to do better, with your help next year.


This year was productive.  I introduced a new political Party, which has been named with your help , as “America Speaks”.  Our Citizen Lions, will meet this year, as we work together to form our Party, register it with the FEC, open it for inclusiveness and support Petitions, write in campaigns and watch the Resurrection of the Middle Class.


Please continue to follow my Blog Posts, tune in to Periscope(under twitter @grandmajsilver) most days at 11am and join the conversation.  Together we can rebuild our Democracy.  All the best. Joyce

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

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The Voice of Joyce: 2015 Statistics Hayypy New Year!

December 30, 2015

Dear followers:  THANK YOU!

Word press has released my platform’s statistics for this year.  Thanks to you, your viewing and reading exceeded last year!  But I’ve got to do better.  With your continued support, please continue commenting and sharing Blog Post as well as tuning into Periscope, most days at 11am,  for the latest news on America Speaks and our Economy!


By popular demand You, my Citizen Lions, have chosen America Speaks as our Political Party, representing Moderate views to move the Middle Class forward.  Together, we can change our World.  Thank you once again for your continued support.

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Happy New Year!

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Joyce”AMERICA Speaks “: Our Constitutional Rights

December 29, 2015

Dear followers:


As you know, I am pursuing an alternative party  with my America Speaks Community.  Our Party’s goal seeks to lessen the impact of moneyed influence on Politics. I want my children and grandchildren to grow up in a world that provides opportunity rather then despair.

I have learned the from our Constitution, using a book, “Signing their Rights Away” plus articles written by Campaigns and Elections.com..

  1. Write in Campaigns are a Public Right, along with Referendums and Petitions
  • Write in campaigns are allowed in every State except Hawaii.
  •  If your State has a paper ballot,issued 30 days before voting. then you can write in your Candidate for office. If it is an Electronic ballot a voter must request a special write in form. It’s not easy, but doable. Know who you wish to nominate and write in their name. It worked for Lisa Murkowsky of Alaska,  why not others.
  •  Spelling counts. Spell every name correctly.
  •  We will need attorney’s at the polling venues to assure all votes cast are counted.  (Reference: Campaigns & Elections.com)

The Constitution and the election process . A synopsis of importance to ” we the People”

  •  Any one over the age of 25 yrs and a citizen of the US for 7 yrs may become a representative from their State of residence. One person is elected every 2 yrs . The number elected from each State should be equal to , 1 person for every 30,000. Making census very important for representation.
  •  Any one 30 yrs of age and 9 yrs a citizen may apply to become a Senator. Two from each State are chosen . To be most effective now, the general populace would need to write in support for 20 Senators under the ” America Speaks” moderate independent thinking platform, dedicated to passing laws in support of ” we the people”.

Under Section 6,  no member of Congress may work for a civil entity. Citizens United, legalizes salaries by corporations and other donors,  for individual Congressmen and women. Making it legal for those in Congress to take advantage of outside money and it’s influence. Conversely,  the power of those few decent members of Congress who rely on the Public for their support are penalized by not having access to outside funding.. The net effect, Congress no longer works for we the people.


The Law has been perverted to accommodate outside money influences on our entire political system. Overturn this law, insist on Public financing of elections and we reestablish government by the people for the people .

If we don’t overturn Citizens United we are encouraging the endless quest for more money,  while making it impossible for decent folks like Al Franken or Sherrod Brown to survive in politics. We’ve created a  vicious cycle. The more money in politics the more money is required. Who gets into office now depends on who has more money. Then once in Congress , important committees are bought with even more money.


  • We can’t insist on dedicated legislators when we allow Citizens United to exist without a viable alternative.

Further, according to the Constitution , foreign money may not be conferred upon members of Congress.  Would we know,  if Super PACS take money from foreign entities?  Many of the Super PACS are not transparent.   Pro Publica & the Brennan Law Center have done extensive research on many of these Pacs and have found them to be non compliant with existing law.

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

Joyce”America Speaks ” : TR and our Platform 

December 29, 2015

In 1912 TR split from the GOP to found the Progressive Party “Bull Moose”.   AMERICA Speaks has split from both Parties to form a Centrist Party that includes DEMS, GOP and Independents; everybody!    Our Platform like TR’s is simple, we want to Resurrect the Middle Class.

  • Thru Corporate  & Fiscal tax reform
  • Fiscal Reform
  • Direct Democracy by the people, using Referendums, Petitions and Write in Campaigns
  • Judicial Recall by over riding a Law by popular Vote
  •  We are Anti Corruption/anti lobbyist
  • New Nationalism through great National projects

TR’s platform’s  main theme was “reversing the domination of politics by business interests, which controlled the Republican and Democratic parties alike.”   “To destroy this invisible government , to dissolve this unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”  Sound familiar.  (reference Wikipedia)
Someone asked me last week on Periscope to define our goals for ” America Speaks” and detail how we would achieve those goals.  Dear followers: Let’s think out loud together.


We have so many reasons to create jobs. One has to wonder what happens to the Billions distributed by non profits? Where and who benefits from their funds? A billion dollars at $50,000.00 per person creates 22,000 jobs.  What happened to the original stimulus money meant to help “we the People”?


We no longer have to question what happened to the Billions and Trillions? They are not going to we the people ,  we know who is benefiting.
Everyone, I’m sure has heard about the Corruption scandal In NY State. In Pennsylvania, the system is equally corrupt and so is the State of New Jersey. Three major States and $100,000,000’s of Millions to billions spent on graft, lobbyists, hedge funds and crony capitalism , as money circulates among those in government and their business and Banking connections.  Why didn’t they think about the needs of “we the People”?  No wonder,  “we the people ” can no longer be swayed by Political Party loyalties and “their” bullies.


  • We have been fooled. As surely as the JEWS were led to the gas chambers and told to shower before eating their hot soup, we have been conned. ( Sorry about the poetic license, I just saw ” Son of Saul”. A powerful film about cruelty , inhumanity, depravity and one act of decency . )

The divisions between the Parties is a diversion to keep both our eyes closed. “We the people” have bought into the propaganda , the hatreds, the divisions, for what purpose, you may ask? It serves to divide us as  the Lobbyists, Big Business and Banking and Bank like structures and the politicians reap the benefits at our expense. They have crippled our Economy by pursuing their lawless culture,   customizing legislation for a few, all the while castigating the middle and lower classes for a lack of “family values”?
We have a choice, choose to reelect the same people to office without accountability to “we the people ” once again , or use our Constitutional Rights to reinstate Laws by Popular Vote?


Our wish list: What do we want?

  • Dedicated legislation to help the Middle Class now or actively support term limits for Congress ( 10 yrs in the Senate and 6 yrs in the House of Representatives) .
  •  The end of lobbying and the revolving door from government to big business . A 7 yr hiatus was on the books in 1996.  It was eliminated and our culture of greed became unleashed.
  • Over turn Citizens United.  If Congress is unwilling, we the People may overturn this law ourselves, through Judicial Recall and Petition.    We need 3/4 of the State’s or 2/3 rds of the Senate to Amend the Constitution overturning this Law.   I’m constantly bombarded with Petitions to overturn this Law , as you may remember I paid $5.00 only to learn, the money went to the Democratic Party and they started taking $5.00/ month  out of my credit card without my authorization . I’d like to know how much money was collected by  these petitions ( they are circulated by both Parties) and who benefited and what is their progress?
  • We want monetary controls in place to prevent another fiscal collapse.  Implement a  tax on Derivatives and high speed trades. Reinstate  Glass Steagall, so we don’t have to wonder” are Banker’s acting on our behalf”?   Eliminate conflicts of Interest.   Taxation first, then the elimination of Derivatives, substituting an insurance policy perhaps?
  • Transparency of High Speed traders algorithms , not just to Congress and the Fed, but to all of us. We want transparency in the Market Place and a price to pay for creating too much risk and inequality.  I don’t think 6 cents on every $100.00 is asking too much.  We want to decrease risk and inequality. Creating through taxation close to a Trillion Dollars in federal revenue.


We want a massive accountable jobs program to create infrastructure in the Northeast and wherever it’s needed throughout the Country.   We desire full employment with benefits .

  • Plus we want  a good education for all our children.

Science is right, climate and water are a primary concern. 11 of 33 major aquifers in the World are going dry. The scientist who recognized the Big Short , years before the fiscal collapse , is now watching the World’s supply of water closely. Resources for life may be going scarce but rather then being afraid, we should look at this opportunity to create more jobs.

Tax risk now and stop inequality. Add to the $550 billion infrastructure program which should have “Feinberg like ” accountability for the projects created in order to document the numbers of people employed at all income levels. We want Total accountability of the money received ;   the designated project and  the number of people employed to bring the project to completion. That’s where a newspaper, like The Sunshine Project or Pro Publica , would be desirable and informative. I know, when I led Ford’s anti corrosion program, every senior manager involved in the project was accountable to Ford’s operating committee for the implementation and use of 300 new products. We had a circulating newsletter detailing progress , beginning with a letter recommending the product and ending with a standard of manufacturing for every product used in production. The project was closely followed from conception to implementation. Whether we discuss infrastructure projects or manufacturing, the process is the same.

This should be step one. We the people cannot remain silent in the face of tyranny.  Start Direct Democracy , as” America Speaks” , and   vote old faces out of office and new faces in. Use write in ballots.  Let’s  write our own future. Politics effects us!  Recognize it and act to resurrect the Middle Class.


“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

the Voice of Joyce: Are we ” Human”? Or pieces? 

December 29, 2015


Dear followers:

I’ve posted Norman Rockwell’s illustration of the Golden Rule, to remind us of our common humanity.


I understand many walked out of the film ” Son of Saul” a brutally honest film about one man’s quest for decency among the dehumanization of his fellow “man”, in the “killing fields “of Auschwitz.

Whether it’s on the killing fields of Auschwitz , or Syria, or the Streets of America or some past battle, war takes it’s toll. The ” pieces” ( human beings) are to be dragged, cleaned up, cut up, disposed of. They are no longer human beings . Their lives , their names are erased, they are now “pieces” .

Dehumanization allows man to ignore his humanity in the face of barbarism. Is that the society we wish to emulate or do we wish to use our intellect to create a just Society? Do we Accept Tom, Dick and Harry, including Mary?

  • Our choice when politics effects us.


“the Heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

Joyce”America Speaks”Periscope@11amTR,the Gilded age and US!

December 29, 2015

Dear followers:

I’ve done a lot of reading during these last days of 2015.  Not surprisingly, we are duplicating the Gilded Age.  Like the Gilded Age, we are not powerless , if we work together.


  • Tune in at 11am
  • Read my Blog Posts published this week.

America Speaks, is going from concept, to established Political Party, the Bull Moose , Teddy Roosevelt’s Party lasted approximately 10 years,  supported new faces in State and Federal government , then FDR took over.  Teddy was there first, proposing a grand scheme to save  Democracy and providing a social safety net for “we the People”.


“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

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