Are we a Nation that can find Common Ground? Is it possible to put aside our differences and unite for the greater good of all people in these United States.
When I was a young woman entering the workforce there were no other women. Did I persevere ? You bet. Have circumstances changed since 1976, unfortunately for women, white males, older experienced workers in their 40’s and 50’s and minorities , the sad fact is there is no longer equal opportunity for all.
That’s why it isn’t enough to March, or Resist or bare witness , “we the people” must advocate for legislative policy that mandates equal pay and equal opportunity for all of us on the economic scale.
There should not be only an elite group guaranteed promotions and pay raises and benefits. As workers we should be valued and rewarded for our performance equally , independent of race or gender or age.
To maintain the values guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, all men are created equal ( women too) guaranteeing the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness we must Unite. Our current State of Inequality takes away our purpose in life. Without a reason to get up in the morning , we the people, can only despair , fall into depression and eventually too many of us will commit suicide or seek solace in opiate addiction.
There is a way forward. We can no longer support corporate profits and corporate welfare at the expense of 360 million individuals here and 7 Billion world wide. The same Multinational corporation’s are destroying “we the people” on a global scale.
Good policy can reverse the despair and hunger so many experience.
- I recommend as a start that all salaries be published for all individuals working at corporations with 100 individuals or more. Similar to laws recently passed in Britain.
- I also recommend that CEO’s doing business with US government be taxed appropriately , when their salaries exceed 15 times the salary of the average employee in their firm.
- I recommend the creation of a National infrastructure program that creates jobs at all levels of income . Guaranteeing jobs to the underemployed , the tech savvy and college and non college educated talent. The program should be overseen by a “Feinberg” type commission assuring fair and accountable distribution of salaries.
As noted in many of my blog posts on The Voice of Joyce, $1 Billion can feed 22,000 people at $50,000 each. Assuming labor is 40-50% of the projects cost, America should be able to generate the revenue to support these programs and the 100’s of millions capable of working at a decent wage.
We are not looking for handouts. We are asking to become part of a movement that continues America’s greatness in the 21 st and 22 nd Century and beyond. Inequality has destroyed America and Americans. It is time to bring back the old fashioned values of ethics and integrity that has made America great.
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