Kaiser Health Tracking Poll- May 2017: The AHCA’s Proposed Changes to Health Care | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

May 31, 2017

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Joyce AmericaSpeaks Periscope@11am CEO Compensation in Trump’s America

May 31, 2017

Dear followers:

When profit is the only metric to measure Corporate performance, then Corporate Compensation to the CEO soars, merited or not.  IBM is one an example , among those already cited, where CEO compensation exceeds Corporate performance.  No wonder the Market is continually going up!

 

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JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Say No to Tax Cuts/ Save the Middle Class! 

May 31, 2017

Trump maybe stupid and he’s a dangerous liability to “we the People”., too! Trump is our President , his policies deserve attention when the checks and balances evaporate , particularly scrutinize his tax cuts, if enacted , they will transfer the rest of our Country’s wealth to the Millionaires and Billionaires and their heirs. It will be the largest wealth transfer in our history.

 
When tax cuts are given to “we the People”, after 2-3 yrs our real wages will decrease. If you haven’t recovered from the 2008 Recession you’re not going to like the reenactment of the Great Depression.

 
The ultra wealthy will pay no taxes. The Federal deficit will increase. The various bubbles will burst and our Monetary system as we know it will collapse. Our money will be worthless.

 
Who amongst the Billionaire Class will speak out against this dreadful program of deregulation , rampant greed, fueled by excessive CEO compensation and proposed tax cuts.

 
We have the power to advocate for our self interests. Let Mueller work on finding the Russia Connections. We the People must focus relentlessly on Trumps policies. The wealthy Conservative arm of the GOP put him in office. The Supreme Court now has 2 individuals who will further their goal of wealth transfer to the wealthy and big business , Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch ! Both bought and paid for by Billionaires.
We have a voice. Together we can change our World. We must unite to preserve our old way of living and move forward into the 22nd Century.

Raise your voice with mine and together we can overturn bad policy. Policy is people. There is nothing mysterious about Trumps goals. He seeks to transfer money to his cronies and destroy the livelihood of ordinary Americans with the help of many the GOP governors and others.
I am all inclusive in my politics. I support common sense and the Middle. I also support a creative prosperous future for my children and grandchildren. I have to look forward, it’s in my DNA!

 

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May 30, 2017

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JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Tuesday: ” We the People” are the Power! Recognize it! Use it! 

May 29, 2017

Dear followers, ask yourself these questions and determine for yourself what is right and just.

 
Are the poor less entitled then our children and our families? Does it have to be, either or?   Why not both?  Use our tax dollars to feed and provide Healthcare and a social safety net to the less fortunate and take care of our children and families, too. 

 
Next, you might wonder how do we provide for the poor and those who were once comfortably Middle Class? We raise revenue 5 different ways. Just re-look at my Revenue Generators, enclosed. Then we  readjust the taxes stated and collected on Corporations (28% , no loopholes) and  tax Individuals making $1 Million and up!

 
Why should we Tax the wealthy you may ask? Because the wealthy are becoming indolent while they make fortunes for doing nothing. Look at the  CEO salaries posted on Twitter @ grandmajsilver.   CEO’s  are lavished with huge  compensation  packages whether or not their company’s share price rises or whether they have improved their corporation.   I urge you to read, Gretchen Morgenson, Fair Game’s column @ The NY Times.  She cites several examples.

 

  •  Why should  CEO’s grow their businesses?   They are well compensated for being the CEO! Therefore, Corporations keep their cash and reward their shareholders and themselves at the expense of everyone else in our Global society.   

We see evidence of absolute greed in everything we do. There is no customer service for “we the People”, systems crash because IT project managers have been cut from businesses in order to increase profits. The end result, we have created a society of needy self centered individuals clamoring for more money , creating nothing and destroying the lives of ” we the People” who use and rely on their products .   As an example, think of British Airlines,  this weekend.   They cut their IT depts.   and sent their business off shore to India.  Management said they were on top of the problem, really, when passengers were stranded for two days, languishing in airports with a meal voucher?

 

When I was delayed in Savannah, I was candidly informed, delays happen all the time, the Controllers and the Delta schedulers don’t communicate.   Delta is routinely  not equipped to handle scheduling changes ?  Why not we should be asking? Airlines never made so much profit;  They’re making 40% profit.  These profits were  not attainable years ago.   When  Buffett purchased an airline and called it an embarrassing moment in BRK history,   he meant it.  He called his purchase, “the indefensible”.

 

Times have changed. The airlines haven’t improved, they’ve just gotten greedier. Pretty soon as they continue to accommodate more passengers with smaller interiors they might clip their wings and be unable to fly!

 

But I digress! You get the idea?
The very wealthy CEO ‘s are holding back progress by taking all the money out of their corporations  and keeping it for themselves.  They are preventing the rest of us from creating because we lack enough funds to be creative and to live at the same time. This is the dilemma of wealth inequality. The wealthy socialize and purchase high ticket items while the rest of us subsist. 

 
Where is it written in the great religions of our World that we should look away from those in need? It isn’t. I know full well that life isn’t fair. No one guarantees you a helping hand , however , “we the People ” have every reason to hope for a Social safety net and a job. Life was better for the Middle Class before the Reagan Tax Cuts.

 
I remember life before the Fiscal Crisis of “08. I remember those wonderful workdays when we experienced fairness in the workplace and had an opportunity to make a living wage . A healthy thriving Middle Class is a sign that our Country is thriving and productive.

 
When the wealthy are taxed, they may make less and they’re forced to be creative to earn more money, just like “we the People”.  

 

Everyone benefits when society is balanced and equal. When more money circulates through our Economy , the creative flourish, society produces more and those dreams we dared to dream become reality. That’s the Society I want to live in.

 
What about you dear follower, what society do you envision for yourself and your families?   A self interested Society, rewarding a few or one that is all inclusive , giving everyone an equal opportunity to succeed ! I choose the latter.

 
I remember Mrs B, the owner of the Berkshire Furniture Mart, I met her when she was in her 90’s before the fiscal crash, driving around the warehouse on her scooter in a Chanel suit , she stopped to talk to me and explained that she was disgusted with her 4 children. She called them the dilettantes, spoiled kids who knew nothing about the worth of money. She was unhappy, exclaiming, they had too much and forgot the value of hard work. We talked for 15 min. It may be recorded somewhere, I don’t know.   I do know that her saga is not unusual. Many of us have given too much to our family and perhaps that experience has jaded your outlook on the poor and misfortunate?

 
In this age of record Corporate share prices, who is thinking of their employees and Americans ? Will they willingly share their wealth? No! Taxation is the only way I know to make people work harder. Then, If they want to give personally of their time and money , that’s commendable.  

 
In this age of Inequality there is no way forward for Millions without taxing those with so much. The Party is over. We will not have true prosperity till we reverse our State of Inequality and stop artificially inflating stock prices and CEO SALARIES.

 
ANOTHER THOUGHT: Since some of the 10 top earners in the Country are Internet and Social media corporations, they should pay us, “we the People” , for using their platforms and allowing them to steal our profiles for their personal and commercial profit.   Just a thought! This concept is being used in India. Every time someone clicks on a product , they receive cash in their iPhone accounts.

Enough is enough!  ” We the People ” are indeed valuable and deserve to be rewarded, just like the rich. The rich would not have so much, if we didn’t vote for them or buy their products. We are the power behind the wealthy. Choose wisely , we don’t want an either or Society or  “us vs them”.   We want “us” and ” them” to live and prosper according to our chosen destiny! 
See you later at 11 am.
” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


The Voice of Joyce: AmericaSpeaks, ” The Russia Connection”! Cartoon and thoughts by Justin Draws

May 29, 2017

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Dear followers, if you have something to say, say it!  My friend Justin has just contributed his latest thoughts and cartoon on Trump’s Russian Connection.   The words and cartoon,  remind me of a song, waiting to be composed, a tale we tell our children, like “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”!   Enjoy!

  • “Why are there so many ties to Russia & why is the Kremlin so close to his side?
    He says the media’s untruthful, merely illusion,  but what is he trying to hide?
    Some raised their voices & were quickly silenced
    But they are right, just “wait & see”
    Someday we’ll find it, the Russia Connection
    Trump, Putin & the GOP..”

 

 

Have a good day!  One of remembrance and community!

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

 

 


The Voice of Joyce: Social Safety Net , no strings! Show compassion! 

May 26, 2017

 

 

I understand the Republican mentality of giving with strings. I was guilty of that feeling. I gave to a family member and attached emotional strings. The bond was a disaster of resentment and anger on both our parts.

 
I understand and I also know in my heart that it is wrong to give money with strings attached. Many times people need a helping hand and the handout is temporary. When it becomes a lifetime of giving it is hard to break the pattern.

 
in our Country, the Social Safety net we’ve established satisfies very few. That’s why folks can’t live solely on Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security. That’s why folks are angry or in despair.

 

Conversely , folks who’ve made it are mad as hell that they must keep giving . The reality and the sad truth, unless and until we end our State of Inequality, we must continue giving. To be compassionate, those who are in control, must give with no strings . Cutting the Social Safety net is not an option: Not in the big cities and not in the South or the Rust Belt or anywhere.

 
“We the people”, are a mixed bunch , just like the wealthy. Stereotyping serves no ones purpose .

 
Think big, think grand, think TR, FDR and do what’s right for our Country and humanity.


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