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!
The NRA is finally considering a minor control to prevent mass murder. They will allow debate on the sale and use of the bump stock, a $200 item that turns an assault weapon into an automatic killing machine. I understand from my research, this is not the only way to convert an assault weapon into … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Monday. Gun Ownership, Human Capital and Democracy
Dear followers, This post will continue to address entitlements and our judgements of the people who receive them. Clue: They are not going to the middle class or the poor. Entitlements are going to a select 1.5 million people. It is important to remember how we got to our state of inequality and its effect … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Wednesday Let’s talk about our needs and how to satisfy them!
I’m stuck on the word “Entitlement” for the Middle Class. It currently has no meaning for “We the People”. To what are we ” entitled”? Affordable healthcare is no longer an entitlement! Expanded Medicaid, a benefit to millions in 18 states, may no longer be an entitlement! Opioid counseling is not an entitlement. Imprisonment … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am What are “We the People’s ” Entitlement? Healthcare is our right .
Dear followers, This week’s issue of The Economist provides deeper insight into Immigration Reform laws that have been proposed going back 15 yrs. Dick Durbin and Lindsay Graham cosponsored a bill 15 yrs ago codifying the Dream Act. I understand that Carlos Curbelo, a Republican representative from Florida, is prepared to enter a bill that … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Wednesday Step #2: GOP presenting Bills to make DACA young people citizens.
Dear followers, those who tuned in on Wednesday, heard me say a friend had passed away. I was saddened by her death and will be attending her funeral, Monday @10:30am. Therefore, our regularly scheduled talks will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, preceding the Labor Day holiday. Wishing … More JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Tuesday “We the People” have inalienable rights. Let’s legislate them to Resurrect the Middle Class