Dear followers: Before I launch into my Blog Post , expressing my thoughts and the experts thoughts on the latest Bill before Congress, I direct your attention, to the collaborative political cartoons above, drawn by Justin Weingartner, in 2015. We saw our “State of Inequality” and we were alarmed by the influence of money in … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Monday: Scrapping over the Public Purse!
Three card monte extraordinaire! First the corporations played three card monte with the states trying to gain low to no taxation for 10 years. That is continuing and will continue with the tax cuts making the corporate tax nominal rate one of the lowest in the world. Loopholes were not closed and … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope Monday @11am Three Card Monte Extraordinaire
Paradise for whom? “We the People” have the right to own guns to massacre each other; we have the right to be discriminated upon, not in the usual sense, but by algorithms that determine what house we buy, car we purchase, and loan interest paid. Now we know the cause of our inequality: tax havens … More JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Wednesday: Whose Paradise? An epiphany!
Dear followers, I am frankly overwhelmed by the events of the last five days. I will mix the good, the bad and the ugly. However, after completing my visit in the Berkshires, I am filled with hope for our future. Let me count the ways. As a student of history, I am always interested in … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Wednesday: America the beautiful plus the good, the bad and the Ugly!
Want to get rid of Trump and those who enable him? It is easy. Stop playing their game. What do I mean? Trump likes chaos. He is unstoppable when it comes to dispensing executive orders, travel bans or inciting class warfare. Therefore, “We the People” must be relentless as well. Each of you must continue … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Want to be rid of Trump? Let me count the ways!
Dear followers, as I was thinking about today’s column, I was dismayed by the new assaults on our Freedoms and Democracy. With so many Moderates leaving Congress, I have felt discouraged. Thank goodness that Susan Collins and Diane Feinstein are both going to run again. They represent our “better angels”. It is tough to … More JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope Monday @11am. A People’s President in 2020. The time has come…
I was driving home from work around 2:30pm on a bright May day in 2010 listening to the news of the first Flash Crash. I couldn’t believe what I’d heard. In the short span of 36 minutes, the Dow had wiped out trillions of dollars in trades, 9% of the market, and gradually recovered. … More Joyce AmericaSpeaks Periscope@11am Wednesday: The Flash Crash of 2010, Dow lost 1000 points! Algorithms involved; our quality of life at stake & ethical concerns!