The Voice of Joyce: if you want real facts and a change back to past values, support me now with talent and money! I can’t be a little Voice for change! 

June 21, 2017

 

 

No time like the present to ask for help. Dear followers, I’ve gotten support and encouragement from many of you and I thank you.

 
Now I need people to step forward and help me form an organization that moves from Social Media to the streets of our Land. We’ve got to strengthen and enlarge our media footprint.

 
We’ll go to CrowdPAC for funding. Initially our efforts will be volunteer till we’ve got a professional presentation.

 
Who will join m?   I support a National Healthcare system, if possible,  and Social Safety Nets .   Our leaders knew millions would lose jobs in our Market Society,  where everyone and everything has a price. For 30 years we have been purposely divided so that those in control of our government and their enablers could reap the benefits.

 

 

No more! Too many of us see what’s happening and we protest.  This time, unlike during the 60’s our protest will be non violent. No need to spill our precious blood for the benefit of a few when a National Shrike will suffice.

 
Support me and we can build on what exists and create a better way of life for all of us. Take a chance, stop hating Democrats or Republicans, urban or rural folks and support each other, because we’re all suffering.

 
Let’s share our stories. That’s what I’ve been trying to do for years. Read my posts and you’ll get the facts as I see them, unbiased and non partisan. We’re Americans. United we Stand.  That seems to sum up how I feel. I prefer “United we stand”. How about you? 


Joyce:America Speaks Periscope @11am Monday : Enough is enough! Let’s unite to seek Common Ground 

June 19, 2017

 

 

Why should we the people remain hostage to bad policy ? 

 
Trump does nothing to help we the people or his base.  80% of Americans do not want the ACA repealed and replaced.   Negotiate with the Insurance Companies, assure them of subsidies , lift the law limiting negotiations by Medicare on Big Pharmaceutical Corporations and “Fix”  the ACA .   Make it more affordable! It’s like us , a work in progress.  Anyone in Congress will get the Glory for making the ACA a quality healthcare product at less costs.

 
In the normal course of events we’d talk to each other irrespective of our differences. I understand  and don’t support the intensity of hatred between Democrats and Republicans.   Denial of good policy to hurt your opponent makes no sense. It makes no sense to have winner take all politics. In fact, it harms all of us!
Destruction of a previous administrations policies, for the sake of claiming victory for one group ,over another , makes no sense. Politics affects our lives. It isn’t a “blood” sport with a winning team.

 
We can vote out bad policy, by voting out all of the people’s representatives who act  in the interests of their benefactors instead of in the interests of we the people.   We have to ask, what happened to Statesmanship?  and the  concept of achieving  Common Ground?

 
Hopefully, Trump and his administration and their enablers will be voted out of office. Some may be impeached. None of these actions can come soon enough for me! I’ve never felt this way before.   The lies spread to demean and disenfranchise people are an unconscionable representative of folks no longer concerned with the unity of our Nation.  Sad, so sad and destructive.

 
I champion the right of the Center to exist. I champion civility and espouse decent common sense bipartisan policy.   In this age of transparency, those who hide from us and their peers, shows me they are up to no good. Enough is enough.

 
Let’s go for Impeachment and elect me as the People’s President, sooner rather then later. I promise to stock the cabinet with a bipartisan diverse group of experts.
If you’re with me, tell your Congressman we want to Impeach and remove as many reactionaries & Trump cronies as possible. We want to move our Country forward with real, not Trumped up , jobs. We support the center and seek common ground.

 
The sooner we remove this group of do nothing’s , the sooner America can get back to restoring our economy and jobs. We want revenue not tax cuts. Let’s unite for the greater good. Together we can work toward eliminating our state of Inequality.

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


The Voice of Joyce: Apprentice level jobs only ones available? Time to Strike for more? 

June 13, 2017

 

 

 

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.

 
In our Gig economy, how much is their pay? Most likely minimum wage jobs?  If they lead to upward mobility in 2-4 yrs,  with wage increases , that’s a plus for the very young.

 

This was normal practice in the old days,  of the 70’s and even the 80’s,  when kids getting out of college , with no work experience made a minimum  wage of $25-35,000 a year. Today’s  $’s  should be would be higher, but they’re not.  Sad, so sad!

 

Why were  Middle Management jobs deemed expendable?   Why jave we dismissed qualified project managers and failed to hire them back.  We know the airline s can’t schedule without Middle Management expertise in the business, scheduling and IT.  We know Rehab facilities don’t function well without Supervisory management and staffing.  We know IT requires more then coders and upper management direction.  So, why don’t we care?  The only reason I can discern, a dysfunctional organization only affects, “we the People”.  The CEO’s and shareholders are rewarded at the expense of the working public.

 

So, I see a two class society.  Input at the bottom, no management and the high earners and shareholders at the top. This is no way to run a business or a country. 

 
At some point Americans will  Strike. Wait and see!  If you are afraid someone will take your low level job, don’t despair, there are 3-4 million Apprentice level jobs available, according to our President.  Enough to shuffle through!  Though I still wonder, when will the good high paying jobs return to America?   Where are the proposed Infrastructure jobs?  “We the People”  have nothing to lose but your continued loss of pride and the apathy we’ve sunk into!


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”


The Voice of Joyce: Revenue Generation Now! Say No to Trump Tax Cuts….

May 24, 2017

slide4slide5slide6slide7Dear followers, in this age of austerity and uncertainty, we don’t need more pain from austerity.  The only reason for tax cuts is to reward Trump’s cronies, those Billionaires and Lobbyists in his administration and any Congressman or women who votes for an austerity budget rather then a job growth program.

 

I’ve developed several solutions to our State of Inequality.  Review them at your leisure.  Add your thoughts.  There are pockets of wealth in many Communities and there are many pockets of poverty and despair and opioid addiction.  It is up to us, the electorate , to make our wishes loud and clear.  According to our religious training, being a good person demands that you speak up for your fellow man.  We all need equal opportunity to prosper.

 

All the best!

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Who dares to vote against the well being of the Poor, our Kids and The Middle Class? 

May 24, 2017

No one knows when tragedy strikes. Why in “heaven’s name” would we inflict pain on our own citizens without cause? Do you think we wish to be poor or homeless or addicted to opioids to forget our despair? Do you think the Middle Class enjoys debt and groveling for a substandard wage, chained to a job that we hate and can’t leave?

 
We are people just like you,  our elected Representatives to Congress. Have you forgotten you came from our Communities? Where is your loyalty to us? We elected you! We put you in a position of power and now you have forsaken us for your new benefactors , the monied few, who have made your lives more comfortable then ours. We know. We know you prefer their company to ours and yet you dare hope that after your massive betrayal , we will vote you back to Congress. Never again. Never again. This time we the people know your loyalties are not us. We know we were inconvenient pawns on your climb upward, while we’re left without healthcare, education, long range planning for Infrastructure programs. We know and we demand that you exercise your patriotic duty to us before Party.

Let’s chat at 11 am and discuss revenue v tax cuts for the wealthy.

 
Shine the light on Government. Do not allow Mitch McConnell to hold budget meeting behind closed doors. We the People want to know who votes against our inalienable rights to life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  POLITICS AFFECTS US!
“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class “


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am There are big bucks available to “we the People”! Read ! & Demand! 

May 22, 2017

Countering the narrative. After reading Paul Krugman ‘s and David Brook’s opinion on Friday, I ‘m disheartened that they share each other’s pain. Both are miserable about the State of our union and the Republican Party in particular. Why they opine? There is no leadership ready to take on Trump and his extreme agenda?

 
The ACA is already hurting individuals because the House bill creates uncertainty in the Insurance business. The Insurance Companies made a profit last year . This year they’re afraid to project future profits because of uncertainties in the subsidies promised which would make premiums affordable for Middle Class folks. This has been confirmed by investigative reporting by The Kaiser Foundation , The Washington Post and The New York Times. Further , since the mandate isn’t enforced , less young people are buying into affordable healthcare ensuring that the pool is less profitable. Whatever happened to paying it forward and feeling good about helping those less fortunate? The ACA will die by neglect, hurting millions in the very States that supported Trump. So where are the leaders to steer this project through to completion or just stay with the existing ACA? Where are the leaders to move our Country forward in spite of the chaos generated by the Trump administration?

 

How did we get to Party first, re election 1st and labeling dissenters as the opposite Party to be discounted. Where is your sense of responsibility to all people, not those who only agree with your position? Party , before Country as a policy , will implode.

 

Next, we’ll focus on Foreign Policy , much more palatable to Congressmen then Domestic Policy. The foreign policy trip has been billed as a giant business trip rewarding a few, the President included perhaps? There is big money supporting Donald Trump and his Agenda and it’s forming our foreign policy and our domestic policy as well.

 

Big business is gutting EPA regulations and creating an environment open to the fossil fuel business, smog, methane gas emissions and other toxins. Back to an abundance of “bad” health days is in our future allowing big fossil fuel businesses to thrive as the polar ice caps melt?
Rather then investing in innovation we are playing ” the same old record of destruction”. Benefiting the few at the expense of the many. Some are even calling the EPA, Devon Industries because Scott Pruitt has a long history of doing business with them. See Sunday’s NY Times expose!
Thankfully, I’ve also read that in spite of Big Money in the Republican extremist movement , young people who would normally identify with Republicans , those 30 and younger , are not buying into the Trump agenda. That’s good news indeed!

 

Now we need to convert more people to activism and convince the young to run for local office. We should be supporting all decent candidates. The Voice of Joyce will continue to report on issues that concern us dear followers. Remember my chart on Military spending? I knew from bidding experience that the Defense budget was bloated. Bob Woodward of the Washington Post just confirmed the existence of a slush fund and $125 Billion in waste and mis management of the Defense Budget. Confirming 20-25% waste.
No need to suffer when we can sway Congress with our voices and the facts. You have mine , load and clear.
See you at 11 am, let’s chat.
“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class “


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