Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Friday: The shooting!  Bad policy is making people “crazy”.  Do you see “we the People”, yet? 

June 15, 2017

 

 

 

As dreadful as Wednesday’s shooting was, Congress has no reason to believe this is a one off!    Congress continues to pursue Trump’s agenda on Healthcare  “Repeal and Replace”, knowing that millions will be unable to purchase affordable healthcare.  Even if the changes are cosmetic and they kick the “can down the road, why create the perception of harm?  Trumps Agenda,  that he is partially disavowing,  has created hysteria among the populace.

 
The decent folks on the right and the left  who are watching Congress and understand that policy that hurts the Middle Class, also know that policy is not handed down to a Biblical figure, from on “high”.   Rather,  Bad policy  is made by elected officials, who know the people they are hurting!  That’s sad!  How can Congressmen and women, in good conscience , harm the constituents who elected them to  safeguard and protect their rights?   “We the People”,  now recognize that Laws made  by Congress and the President are not in our “best interests”.    Special interest groups demands   and their Lobbyists ,  come before the needs of “we the People”.

 
Until Congress and the President realize that ” we the People” understand our sorry plight and understand that we are not content to have a two Class system, violence may continue.

 
I spend my waking hours thinking how to prevent a Revolution and how to counter bad Federal policy in a rational manner. I’ve come up with Litigation and a National Strike.

 
I know that trickle down economics doesn’t work. So do most people. Our problem, we should have been shouting our stories of despair, loud and clear, every time more then 100 people lost their jobs. Unfortunately, as humans we were too trusting and hopeful, believing our State of Inequality would be short lived. We never realized, like Piketty did, that once the wealthy Class became obscenely wealthy, preservation of their wealth would become an end in itself. The wealthy enjoy their perks and have no intention of sharing. Like a” large sucking sound”  our money, money from “we the People” has gone  to fund the lifestyles of the rich and famous. While “we the people”  struggle to  make ends meet.

 
We understand. We see what’s happened and we’re not content to let this State of Inequality continue. I don’t agree with the Fed raising rates. I see it as a massive giveaway to Wall Street once again. I’d rather use some of those bonds to bail out the Middle and poorer classes. According to my calculations, $1.7 Trillion in bonds could be converted into a cash check of $12,000 to help 154,000,000 survive.

 

A social safety net  for the Middle and poorer classes would be spent and not saved. It would be cash used to fuel many businesses. It’s worth a try!   ” We the People” have suffered for 9 long years with low wages and marginal employment.  America’s Market Society has not worked for us, though it has rewarded CEO’s irrespective of their performance and their shareholders.

 

If  QE for the Middle and poorer classes is not feasible, I’d like to know why not?  I require an explanation for my 10,000+ followers in my on line Community.

 
What do you think dear followers? How do you feel about recent events? Do you think the folks in Congress or the President see us yet?  
See you at 11 am Friday and let’s chat.
“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Long live the Revolution! 

June 2, 2017

 

 

I don’t know if there are conspiracies at work. What I do know is the election of Donald Trump was the last gasp of a a moneyed few sponsored by lobbyists, big business and the alt right. They can wreck havoc with our World as they try to hold onto their power and money by impoverishing the rest of us. Or we the People can defeat them!

 
With your help dear followers, web can resist and advocate for change that benefits us. My loyalties and passions reside , with ” we the People”. The Middle Class, the center and any stranded by our Gig economy struggling to make a living , or struggling to survive.

 
The People supporting Trump are varied. They can be the Uber Wealthy, or racist or the Middle Class, like you and me desperately wanting to believe that Trump and his cronies will help you.   I’ve heard the refrain, he has so much money, why wouldn’t he share?, he doesn’t need more? That’s precisely my point, his type of person, never has enough and doesn’t share. They recognize no one else except those in his select clique.

 
Just like the Kenyans, our country has been hijacked by an elegant group of thieves in designer suits. The worst kind of despot. Slick, very slick! 

 
However, we have nothing to fear but fear itself. We the People have the numbers to pressure the ” good guys” on both sides of the aisle to work for us. We can support them at the ballot box, because every vote does count. We can be aware of our Congressman’s voting record and cry out if they defund healthcare, education, infrastructure and IT.

 
We can be self advocates only if we want to emerge from our Gig economy and listen and learn from each other. United anything is possible. Look what happened when the French backed Macron! In one fell swoop they defeated a potential despotic regime. We can do that here. 

 
Never again will we allow elections to be hijacked by the moneyed greedy few. We can vote in decency and dismantle our world of for profit prisons, brick by brick.

 
Together , dear followers , we can dream big. Together we can change our World. No one person can undertake this task on their own. God Bless you. 
Let’s chat at 11 am. 

” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class “


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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“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


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”


JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Big business and government collude to pursue “Late Capitalism” (short term profits for themselves & nothing for “We the People”)

May 17, 2017

What’s wrong with American business? They’re too busy amassing cash and less interested in running their business effectively with proper professional staffing .Our Middle Managers , skilled project Managers no longer exist in the new dystopian world of business.   Knowledgeable It people are too expensive , I suppose and Big Business forgot that they keep all our systems safe and maintain customer relations and data.

 

6 months ago my son thought there would be a need for skilled IT professionals when Windows 10 debuted. Big business was not hiring and they’re still not hiring though 1.3 million corporation’s and hospitals and government have been disabled by cyber hackers in 155 Nations. Will we respond to this crisis properly?  Will America be proacive?  Don’t bet on it.  Our Congress and businesses are consumed with short term profits, only.    They have entered “late Capitalism”

Microsoft is not to  blame, blame  Big business’!    Trouble shooting was neglected and  systems are vulnerable because Big Business colluding with Government enablers exercised poor judgement.    We prefer to cater to the needs of the few at the expense of the many.   

 

This weekend, I encountered “Late Capitalism”, first hand.  There were storms in New York and Savannah causing chaos on the ground as flights were cancelled or delayed indefinitely.   According to Delta personnel delayed and cancelled flights have been the norm for the last 2 months. The FAA controllers are under manned and don’t coordinate scheduling with the airlines who are under staffed as well.  Rather then rerouting or corrdinating exitisting flights,  chaos on the ground ensues as passengers are left stranded in cities. A good computer system could coordinate with the controllers, schedule flights and update passengers, limiting frustration and a lack of customer service on the ground.

Instead of 36 people flying to JFK Saturday night 19 of us flew out. The flight was one third full. Lack of system control and bad policies prove to be more costly then proper manning and coordination of flight functions. The travelling public is paying for 40% profit margins and getting very little in return. Our wings have been clipped along with the plane’s. We’re being short changed and neglected at the expense of a greedy short sighted few.

These are Two examples of mismanagement that are hurting “we the People “.   Soon, “Late Capitalism” will  impact Big Business pocket books as well.   Lack of planning for our future is destroying America.  The pursuit of enormous Profits are destroying America’s vision. Perhaps it’s time to think about the needs of a well running business and customer service. Then Big Business can survive and thrive with a secure dedicated employee and customer base. 

“we the People” hate Big Business as much as Government . The culture has to change back to a value added policy of service. Service to the customer, service for we the people”.   We’re paying our tax dollars and now we expect equal payment of Big Businesses’ fair share, as well.   No more tax cuts , they encourage greed. Pay more into the system, hire back the IT professionals and other Middle Managers and let’s reinvent good American history..    I remember a time when Corporations acted on behalf of their employees , valuing and rewarding them.   Increased revenue will follow. As the Middle Class and the working poor become more prosperous they spend.  We’d start to resolve our Country’s ills,  if we paid a living wage to more folks.

We’d also see a return to family values and less opioid addiction,  if people were less distressed and able to put food on their tables.

Our era of greed is at an end. It will collapse like a deck of cards. Disabling systems is only a system of our failure to maintain and fix anything .

We can do better. We have before. Let’s put our Patriotic duty first and restart our culture of excellence. Think what you would need , if we had the money to improve our lives. We do have the Power if we stand together with a united voice.  The money exits.  We can pursue the American Dream of life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

 


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Tax Reform? ACA? Time to Disrupt ! 

April 28, 2017

No way to run a government. Is anyone paying attention to the lack of Congressional thinking on America’s future ?  Where are the Conservatives denouncing increasing the deficit? Where are the Democrats decrying tax cuts for the wealthy? Who is thinking about the American people.

 
It’s a known fact Corporate Tax Cuts do not increase investment in product development or higher wages for employees. The tax cuts are giveaways to the wealthy. They benefit. The elimination of estate taxes reduces revenue from the wealthy. The Walmart family already has an $8Billion exemption. It was given to them to create well paying jobs. We know that never happened.
What else will the tax cuts do? They will make Billionaire hedge fund owners wealthier as their income continues to be counted as a capital gain , lowered from 20% to 15%. A far cry from treating their Billion dollar incomes as salary to be taxed at 35%.
The list is egregious actions proposed continues. Real Estate Moguls like our President get to take more deductions while Middle Income Families in New York and California will see an increase in their taxes as deductions for State taxes disappear.

 
So much to dislike. Yet where is the resistance ? The sound of silence is deafening.
Keep advocating for your self interest and remember not to vote anyone into office who continues to destroy our way of life.

 

See you at 11am and let’s chat.

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

 


Joyce America Speaks: Periscope @11am Do we want a Government run amok?

April 17, 2017

 

 

Why has our life become confrontational?  Conflict can lead to Solutions, so do “good” policy decisions.    A thoughtful way, that requires no conflict,  merely a clearly stated set of goals.

 
Do we want war or Peace? If we want Peace , why not acknowledge our adversaries and determine where we can achieve Common Ground. War should be a last resort. Targeted missions make the most sense along with Nation Building.

 
Same for Affordable Healthcare Care. We want affordable healthcare. Ideally National Healthcare, if not,  we have to work with Insurance Companies , drug companies, the physicians and hospitals to achieve the best quality of care at the lowest cost. That doesn’t mean the least care at the lowest cost any Moron can achieve that!  “We the people” require a large marketplace , to pay costs forward and more competitive choices to lower costs. The most cost effective healthcare would be expanded Medicare to those 55 yrs and up with phase ins of the rest of the population within 10 yrs.

 
Why have conflicts over deficit reduction?  An artificial cap serves no purpose. Instead we should be generating revenue and thinking about debt reduction policy.   Debt is a function of revenue. Create revenue and reduce deficits by a finite amount every 2 yrs. to an agreed upon minimum. In times of crisis,  expect deficits to increase temporarily.

 
I too have fallen into the conflict trap. I’m mad as hell that Obama was denied his Supreme Court choice. Yet, he didn’t act by whim, he waited for Congress. The same should be true for Trump. The ethics office should know about his Conflicts of interest and his waivers. Visitor logs should be transparent. No Lobbyists should be in government period. We are a Nation of laws. Let’s remember to exercise our rights.

 
Enough is enough. This is a government run amok. Let’s you and me be disruptive in a good way.  See you at 11am and we’ll discus.

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


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