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 must make the case for Moderates in Congress. Why are Centrists so important to our Congressional body? The answer is simple and critical. Moderates negotiate and can reach common ground. For the last 30 years, as our country became more economically unequal, our politics and policies were shaped by a diminished … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Monday We can’t afford to lose Moderate Legislators. Here’s why!
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.
While Republicans and Democrats are distracted by Hurricane Harvey, who is watching the “small items” marked for destruction, deregulation and budget cuts by the Trump administration? In a pique of disregard for Native Americans and the Public Good, the Secretary of the Interior intends to cut back on three monument designations, … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Wednesday We need Revenue! Say NO to budget cuts and eliminating consumer protections.
We humans are neither all good nor all evil. We harbor hatreds and jealousy, but can be giving and compassionate as well. As you remember dear followers, I spent a few days in the Berkshire, visiting old friends, and making new friends while touring a local Winery in New Marlboro, Ma. . … More JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Monday : Time for an honest dialogue on Race in America?!
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, … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Friday: The shooting! Bad policy is making people “crazy”. Do you see “we the People”, yet?
We’ve become a Nation of serfs, serving an entrenched Monarchy! When they say there are 3-4 million jobs out there, they mean , at the Apprentice ship level. I wonder, do apprentices get paid? If they were in the Union, they’d get 25-50% of the Union Journeyman wage scale plus benefits. … More The Voice of Joyce: Apprentice level jobs only ones available? Time to Strike for more?