JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Wednesday: Don’t like Legislation? Litigate & ask for damages through class action law suits

June 13, 2017

 

 

 

Forget negativity. Forget suffering. Why can’t we the people fight back through the courts, using Class Action Law Suits? 

 

  • The Court’s have blocked Trumps travel ban.
  • Attorney Generals from Washington, DC and Maryland  are suing Donald Trump  for the right to review & release his tax returns.

Why can’t “we the people” call Trump, the appropriate Cabinet Member and Congress to account for their draconian actions and hold them liable for harming “we the People”?
If people start to lose healthcare due to inaction on providing subsidies to the insurance companies, sue!  Litigation is the tool of choice in a country of Laws and Justice. 

 
I think we should be ready with an injunction, a cease and desist order, to prevent the Senate moving forward on egregious legislation. Why sweat the details or wring our collective hands when we can block bad legislation legally? Anyone should be willing to take on the People’s case, it would be precedent setting.

 

  • So,  if all else fails Sue and ask for damages. 

Next Unionize all 1099’s ! The only way to get rights is to demand them and strike for them. When management knows you have a voice they respond. No one responds to an apathetic majority.   In 1907, when the mine workers protested poor wages and working conditioned , they struck and won.

 
However, I have a caveat; if and when we  decide on a National Strike for our return to a better way of life, don’t take to the streets,  stay home. Patronize local shops and don’t go to the stores owned by multinationals unless you think they’re one of the “good guys”:  characterized by paying a living wage and  providing  vacation time and health care benefits.   Do tell the rest of  us which Multinationals you support !  The Public needs to know who  and patronize the Corporations of excellence. We’ll invest in them, if we have more then $400.00 at our disposal.

 
This is one way to stop the apathy and raise our heads high. Use the tools at our disposal to fight this system of labor oppression! Be creative, innovate and we can live our tomorrow’s today.  Let’s Litigate.  If that doesn’t work for you, consider a National stay at home strike!

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am President Trump and the definition of Chutzpah! 

June 9, 2017

What’s an illustration of Chutzpah , Donald Trump stating he is one of the righteous and  he’s  an injured “ingenue” at the same time.   Sorry, you’re not the injured party.   Not now!    You stated exactly what you  wanted  Comey to do,  stop the Flynn investigation!  When Comey, failed to take your advice,  you “fired” FBI Director Comey .  How are you different from Nixon? There is no need to raise your voice when a rhetorical statement will do?  I know, I use them all the time.

 
Therefore, I’m incredulous, when you claim you’re a victim and act like a despot.  No,  President Trump you are not naive. Your affiliations with Russia go back 30 yrs. Ditto for some of your cronies.

 
Have you forgotten about that vacant Hotel you built in the Ukraine for a deposed despot? Have you forgotten about Edward Prince’s overtures to the Russians on your behalf in the Seychelles? You remember Edward Prince, Blackwater? Betsy De Vos’ brother?

 
So many links, not leaks, are the problem. The net is so wide and deep, I fear all your cronies, including Pence, and Paul Ryan will go down with you!

 

The skeptical public  sees through your lies.   However, you can still do right by “we the People, while awaiting charges for “obstruction of Justice” , by really being among the righteous.  I’ve listed a few items on the People’s wish list.

 
We the People want Healthcare. It’s your fault insurance companies are pulling out of the Affordable Healthcare program. They’ve been asking for certainty and you have remained silent. Untie the hands of decent men and women in Congress and stop millions from suffering. Extend the ACA through 2019 and let Congress work on the necessary next steps to assure quality cost effective healthcare for the multitudes. This act of kindness has nothing to do with the Russian Connections and would certainly cast you as “righteous” in this instance.

 
While you’re claiming righteousness, stop the rhetoric on Infrastructure and jobs and start creating them for “we the People”. If training is involved, why not post job openings for high school kids. I can think of many ways for you to be righteous, I haven’t seen you choose one!

 
Sad, so sad! You deserve your business and “We the People” deserve a President. In your case, it is either , or!!!

 
” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am I understand myself and I see you. It isn’t either or , it’s US.  We have a choice! 

June 7, 2017

 

 

 

We have choices. We may be too scared to choose them! I understand. We , everyone of us , chooses our own path to follow!

 
I’m 74 yrs old. If someone had said to me 10 yrs ago, that I’d be planning to run for the Presidency of the United States and enroll in Silver Sneakers, I’d have thought they were dreaming . Those two plans are ” in the works”, as “we” say. If you know me, you’ll understand my fear, my self doubts and my tenacity to persevere and make my plans reality.

 
For one choice , I’ve made a passionate commitment on my own , realizing that the actualization of my dream requires you,  my dear followers and a SuperPAC dedicated to supporting me , my passion for understanding our World  and my desire  to visit our planet and our Country , America, all 50 States.

 
My second choice is easier, I merely have to walk a few blocks, pay $18/a month for a supplement to my United Health Care plan , choose a few exercise programs tailored to my physical requirements and start exercising.

 
One goal I control 100%. The 2 nd one depends upon you, my dear followers and those who have yet to join our Revolution.   We don’t destroy systems, we fix them, one “tweak” at a time. We’re human, we don’t do perfection, we do fixing , trail and error and move forward. Some times it’s a giant step for man and a small step for mankind. It’s what we do, moving forward, slowly perhaps and deliberately,   to get to that giant step  forward for mankind too!

 
Since I’ve had time to think, I’ve used my time trying to understand myself and as an added bonus, I see you too! I have empathy for you, my followers, the advantaged and the disadvantaged.

 
Those with funds need to understand the many who are struggling to survive.   “We the People” were  stronger and more fearless before the Recession wiped out most of our more aggressive and confident traits. Sad, very sad. I understand the less fortunate because I have seen their decent into worthlessness first hand. I know their struggle to survive and feel compelled to give a helping hand and the encouragement to assure the successful return of dignity to someone in need.

 
With compassion, the less fortunate can find a way forward, too. If not entirely out of poverty,  with self confidence and a return of dignity anyone can take responsibility for themselves and make a choice to move forward or stay in place.   Either is a choice.  Both require the inner knowledge that the choice is available to be made.  Then,   It’s up to “the State” to provide the Social Safety Net and job growth “we the People” require to survive well!

 

The very wealthy have similar choices to make. They can remain wrapped in the comfort of their wealth, devoid of all empathy for others, or they can exercise their choice to be their brother’s keeper and move forward in our World, trying something new. Not perfect.

 

New ideas, in fields to numerous to detail once again,  to be improved upon and with out destroying what was. The recognition that we have the power to move forward taking baby steps, is enough to begin our conscious effort into creating the next phase of our Technological advance into the 22 nd Century.

 
We have a choice. We can sit back and acknowledge our misery or we can take small steps toward creating a better America and a better global community.

 
It takes one person to see themselves and those we love first. Then we can scale up our new found empathy to help each other, one person at a time.
See you at 11 am when we’ll continue our chat.

 
“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class “. All inclusive, no one left out! See yourself and dream big!


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.


JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Where is your Compassion, sir? 

May 26, 2017

Where is your compassion ? I’ve heard several arguments on NPR in defense of the GOP ACA replacement. I don’t agree with their logic for the following reasons.

 
Supporters of Trumpcare : 

If I have a pre existing condition , I won’t burden the population at large , I will pay for it myself!

 
My argument against this premise:

If I don’t have the money to pay for my disease , I will suffer and die sooner. Or, if I’m lucky, perhaps I could join a high risk insurance pool, pay more, choose between food and insurance costs and die sooner.
This line of thinking is a lose lose for  the poor, the Middle Class and especially the elderly.  It would also decrease the marketplaces that service “we the People”:  the Insurance market , the hospitals and the Pharmaceutical Industry.  If people have no funds to purchase Healthcare everyone loses.

 
There’s more! Shifting the burden of Medicaid on to the States and depending on the State’s largess to grant Medicaid on a person by person basis as each person is evaluated for their ability to work.  Sounds like a daunting task.  Who decides?  Who selects and assures that good paying jobs and retraining, if requires, are provided immediately.  How would this program be phased in?

 

Some states and communities have pockets of economic prosperity and devastation. Who do you reward with Medicaid?   How many well paying jobs are really available?  Will you now have more working poor with limited access to healthcare?  Will you look away when they die? Who will support your next candidacy , if you keep whittling away at the electorate? I ask you all, how can you leave your disparate despairing constituents without healthcare and decent well paying jobs?

 
Then, Ask yourselves? , How many of the folks remaining , who are young , will vote for this mean spirited approach to Healthcare? Then ask, how many who are earning $150,000 and above constitute the majority of the electorate?

 
This is a death knell, not just for “we the people”, but for those in support of this bill. The pendulum always swings away from extremes. Be careful what you wish for.

 

  • In the meantime, please reassure the Insurance Companies that their subsidies remain for next year. The least everyone can do is safeguard our system of care while the debate continues. 

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope@11 am Say no to Trumpian Schemes! 

May 10, 2017

 

 

Blind faith in a Political Party is destroying America. It was disappointing to hear John Kaisek , a former moderate, support Trump. Why would anyone think Trump’s first 100 days was a victory for the People?  Clearly, we now know, “we the People” are infact pawns in Trump’s larger gain for himself…..

 
The first 100 days have been a nightmare for many who depended upon Trump for jobs. All of his schemes are a massive giveaway to himself and his 300 business advisors. They stand to make Billions, if not Trillions , as the State’s and Federal government become destitute .  Now we learn, his massive planned tax cuts for the already wealthy and Big Business will create a nightmare for IRS enforcement.  Tax evasion by the wealthy is now equivalent to our National Debt.  More evasion will exacerbate our liquidity problem.

 
If Corporate taxes plus loopholes , reduce taxation to 15%, this becomes a windfall for the already wealthy.  In  actuality , with no new revenue and reduced revenue, Social Security, MEDICARE and Medicaid will be defunded along with every other program that benefits the poor, the working poor and the vanishing Middle Class . Healthcare will be defunded as well, as States grapple with a revenue shortfall.

 
Our Country will no longer be #1 , if Trumpians get their way. A few individuals will prosper as the rest of us slip into poverty. Some of the suggestions I’ve read have made me terminate The New York Times in print. How dare anyone suggest in the business section on 4/20/17, that student debt should be converted to home mortgages for cheaper rates. The entire student loan program has become a fraudulent enterprise benefiting the Federal Government. Under this latest scheme, Fannie and Freddie are ready to convert your debt to a home equity line or a mortgage at more favorable rates for now! The operative word is for now! If Trump’s 15% Corporate Tax plan is approved, Fannie and Freddie will be forced to go bankrupt. Guess who’s waiting in the wings to take it Public, none other then another Trump advisor, John Paulson, who made a killing in the Mortgage foreclosure business along with Steve Minuchin, our Treasury Secretary, formerly with IndyMac. They’ll celebrate all the way to the Bank, once again. LOL.

 
Say no to every scheme put forth by the Trump administration, unless and until we know all the ramifications of their passage into Legislation. Talk and write to your Congressman and woman, today and every day. We the People must know how every law effects us and the US Deficit. It appears that the GOP has just suspended their aversion to more debt. Just say NO!

 
Trump has no intention of helping the Middle Class. Nothing has changed, we are being conned by masters of the art of Persuasion. Say no and maintain the pressure on Congress. Resist and advocate or we will have a rebellion, like so many other nations battling corruption and it’s outcome;   starvation!

 
See you at 11am and let’s chat!

” the heart and soul of the Middle Class”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am When winning destroyed our Democracy! 

May 5, 2017

Relationships are tricky. Whether it’s family or governments , transparency, honesty, even handedness are necessary components of an honest enduring relationship. 

 
I’ve been listening to the news today and I’m appalled by Comey’s testimony, Giuliani ‘s collusion, GOP collusion and ex security ( FBI’s) agents collusion in the stealing of our Democracy. At this point, no matter who is or isn’t indicted, I will not consider the Trump Presidency legitimate.    Why, dear reader you may ask, don’t I consider the Trump Presidency legitimate ? Comey, the GOP and ex FBI agents covered up and underplayed the Russian Connection to Trump and the Trump Campaign staff.

 
We now know , according to the Washington Post, conservative evangelicals started courting Russians as an acceptable alternative to human rights programs.   They were anti the LBGTQ community, women’s rights and leaned authoritarian. Putin and strongmen in the Ukraine presented ” good ” role models.

 
There was no transparency in FBI testimony about Russian collusion and interference in various GOP election campaigns either?   Why not? Shouldn’t Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio be concerned. Shouldn’t moderate Republicans seek the truth ?

 
Our Democracy has been hijacked by persons wishing to place an “elitist pro business person”   in office to further their own personal gain.    Their win at any cost election philosophy destroyed our Democracy and made a mockery of a free fair election?  

 
Winning has become more important then love of Country. That’s sad. Self aggrandizement has become more important then love of country and our people, that’s sad beyond words. We have lost our sense of ethics , integrity and morality. We no longer play fairly by the rules. We no longer present clear facts that persuade the electorate to vote for their self interest because the candidate has no plan to benefit the people. Sad! So sad!

 
Where do we go from here? We advocate for our rights. We don’t vote for candidates who would defund healthcare and education. We make infrastructure programs our National priority. We make Comey’s investigation into the Russian connections a priority !

 
Until we have all the answers , folks supporting the end of our Democracy will prevail. We are a Nation of Laws, pragmatic laws, that help “we the people ” achieve the good life. I will not rest till we know we have a secure Democracy with a large inclusive tent. None of you should want anything less. If you do, our Democracy will slip away and be replaced by men in suits controlling our lives.
Politics affects US! 
See you at 11 am.

” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


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