JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Monday Wake up America, we’re being boiled alive like Frogs! 

June 11, 2017

 

 

What’s the difference between us and the Russians? They don’t care about politics or politicians, as long as they have an apartment, a good paying job and food. They’ve withstood life under the czars, the Revolution, Stalin, and now Putin. The Russian people are ok as long as their lifestyle remains untouched. Tamper with their right to life, liberty and their pursuit of happiness and the Russian people will not tolerate their governments lack of concern for their rights.  Take away the apartments of 1.6 million Muscovites and they take to the streets.

 
They’re different then us. We are consumed with Politics and politicians and quietly accept our fate, like frogs boiling slowly.    Otherwise, how can you explain our denial of the facts. American rights have been eroding since the 80’s,  yet most of us didn’t realize the harm done to us till recently.   Some still believe in the “goodness” and capability of Donald Trump and his Administration.  They’re accepting the Party line.   They deny their reality and believe with all their heart , as he continues to destroy our Institutions and degrade the rights of labor , that he will produce “good” paying jobs for them.

 
One has to wonder why are Americans so tolerant? The rest of the World appears to be demanding an end to cronyism and corruption,  while we accept it and shrug  off it’s effects at our peril.  Our economy is not improving.   Wages are stagnant.  Good paying jobs at the management level are non existent.

 
Wake up America! We’re being swindled. The alt right will not stop their crusade against the poor and the Middle Class till we’ve all taken to the streets or we’re dead. Stop deluding yourselves, change is slow.  I understand. After 9 yrs of being patient myself,  I realize there are no white knights to save us.   I was hoping for a 3 rd Party to emerge and that never happened either.

 
I am now my own advocate for change. Enough is enough. Bills are passing the House that make my hair curl and few say anything. Every decent Congressman on both sides of the aisle should be denouncing these assaults on “we the People”. I hear some opposition on the GOP side but not many. We need real dissent to counter this extreme agenda. We need centrists. 

 
I’m no politician and I will encourage decency no matter who says they stand with the American people. Everyone else should get out of our way as we advocate for Legislation that improves the lives of the poor and the Middle Class.  I’ll detail how to generate revenue on Periscope at 11am.

 
Together we can build an America for the 22 nd Century.  Wake up and join me before we’re boiled alive, ” just like the Frogs”.

 
See you at 11am and we’ll chat.  More to follow.  Other thoughts to be published tomorrow.  Have a great night.

 
“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”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope 11am Trumped, EO’s & now Syria

April 7, 2017

Obama or Trump, with a dysfunctional Congress, Trump will circumvent Congress and legislate through White House Executive Orders. In Trump’s administration, the Trump Kitchen Cabinet, composed of the scions of Industry, media and Technology will shape the rules.

For the Bankers and Wall Street that may mean less capital cushions on hand to shield the Banks from another “crisis”. It may mean more risk! Irrational exuberance and high animal spirits! Remember those words! The epithets for the “FISCAL CRISIS of 2008”, we don’t want to see history repeating. The result could be a lot uglier then the Recession of 2008.

 

Sorry to be a Debby Downer, as one developer stated , but the facts remain. Businessmen are in charge and they have shown a greater concern for their personal bottom lines then ” we the People”.  Job numbers out today; they weren’t good!  98,000 added

 
We are a “gig” economy because business has the upper hand and they have shown little compassion for the needs of we the people. As the Economist , Angus Dean states, white males are dying at a greater rate then the minorities. Despair, suicide and drugs are crippling them with no readily available jobs in sight.

 
Adding to our problems is Betsy DeVos. A 16% fee has just been added to the student loan debt problem. There may be no government  guaranteed “work out” of student debt. This could be a cascading problem, since 99% of the loans are guaranteed by parents and their homes.

 
To a hammer the nail is the problem. To a businessman personal gain defines themselves. It’s time to rethink what we the people need and resist laws being imposed that are against our self interest even if we “like” the man in office controlling our destiny.

 
We have Power to resist and make our voices heard. My hope is” we the people” will raise our voices high before the next crisis hits.

 
Sorry to bust anyone’s bubble! The facts speak for themselves. 

See you on Periscope.  I’ll try live Facebook soon as an addition to my Periscope Broadcast.  See you at 11am.

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Generate income and stop thinking austerity! “we the people”deserve more then Scraps!

March 24, 2017

Dear followers, you know I’m for revenue generation not deficit reduction. As a small businesswoman, I was always concerned with selling my product, I abhorred debt.   I grew up in a family that didn’t believe in debt.   However, as times became worse, it was impossible not to take on debt.

 
Debt is not our enemy unless it exceeds our revenue. Debt is also a function of revenue. The more revenue you generate the less the percentage of debt to revenue. 

 
In previous slides and Posts I’ve illustrated how to generate $5-6 Trillion in revenue to carry out infrastructure projects, to secure Social Security and other entitlements and to increase Defense spending without gutting necessary programs that make American lives healthier while providing new jobs at better wages,  restoring dignity to our most needy people, the poor and the Middle Class.

 
I’ve done the math, if you increase the payroll deduction limit to $250,000 @7.5% the tax collected would be $20,000. With matching funds $40,000 would be collected. Assuming 100,000,000 are working, it is not unreasonable to assume that $1-4 Trillion could be collected by the Federal Government. Do the math. Insist that the office of Budget do the Math and tell us, the American people how much income could be expected once the income ceiling is raised. 

 
Think Revenue generation not deficits. Why would anyone vote for austerity when we could have prosperity?  
“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class ”
See you at 11 am. Let’s chat! 


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Stop thinking about deficits, think Revenue and progress! 

March 22, 2017

 

 

 

Dear followers, you know I’m for revenue generation not deficit reduction. As a small businesswoman, I was always concerned with selling my product, I abhorred debt, growing up in a family that didn’t believe in debt. However, as times became worse, it was impossible not to take on debt.

 
Debt is not our enemy unless it exceeds our revenue. Debt is also a function of revenue. The more revenue you generate the less the percentage of debt to revenue. 

 
In previous slides and Posts I’ve illustrated how to generate $5-6 Trillion in revenue to carry out infrastructure projects, to secure Social Security and other entitlements and to increase Defense spending without gutting necessary programs that make American lives healthier while providing new jobs at better wages restoring dignity to our most needy people, the poor and the Middle Class.

 

  • I’ve done the math, if you increase the payroll deduction limit to $250,000 @7.5% the tax collected would be $20,000. With matching funds $40,000 would be collected. Assuming 100,000,000 are working, it is not unreasonable to assume that $1-4 Trillion could be collected by the Federal Government. Do the math. Insist that the office of Budget do the Math and tell us, the American people how much income could be expected once the income ceiling is raised.

 

 

  • Think Revenue generation not deficits. Why would anyone vote for austerity when we could have prosperity and progress?

“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class ”
See you at 11 am. Let’s chat! 


JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Trumped & Dumped No Federal Govt v States Right “We lose”! 

March 13, 2017

 

 

 

Trumped and Dumped. No Federal Govt v States rights ? “we the People ” lose.

 
1. ACA repeal and replace will be less affordable for the Middle Class. Medicaid will be phased out, without a war on Entitlements. A means test and State budget priorities will curb access and care.

2. Battery and Electric cars will lose valuable tax credits making them less affordable. Who wins? Big business as emissions testing and fossil fuel use are preserved as profit centers. Look for smoggy skies and dirty air and asthma increases once again. According to Big Business if they can’t participate in pricing the air we breathe, we the People won’t have clean air or water.

3. Immigration reform, mass deportations as horrible as they are to some, they’re a boon to for profit prisons.

 
Previously, these profitable , real estate tax exempt groups housed 1.3 million African Americans, 1/2 for non violent crimes. Now they can stay in business with new found profitability in the Hispanic market? Social Justice has no place in a World built by Business for Business Profit. Nor does clean air , clean water and People’s health.
The perfect “state “, no pun intended, is no Federal Government, State’s rights to keep business happy at the health and well being of “we the People.
4. One last example, cutting corporate taxes, gave us The ballooning Deficit. If we spend more the Deficit increases. There is another way to spend without increasing our deficit. Read my revenue generation plans. I’ll reiterate them for you. Because I know we can create $5-6 Trillion to spend easily.

 

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Resist Trump’s agenda and save yourself and your families lives. Save yourself from more debt. Live free and happier. We can do it when we stand united together. Onward!   See you at 11am.

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Corporate Tax Cuts destroy Americans : We are swimming in Money and can’t use it! 

February 28, 2017

 

 

The plot to kill American Democracy and Americans.

 
Just look at Kansas. Tax cuts for big business equates to minimum revenue for education.  Therefore, in Kansas , the folks lack the basic skill sets to understand what’s best for them.  They have been given a poor education and have limited health care and access to media that speaks truth to power!  When some folks say, the electorate is stupid.   It is by design.

 
If you increase spending on the military, on security , on law enforcement and for profit prisons you are not only hurting large groups of people , you, meaning the Society, has chosen to decrease expenditure on basic human needs.

  • Education
  • Clean air and water
  • Health care
  • The arts
  • Science
  • Jobs

All items that would make citizens healthier and better educated are denied. Why? To provide funds for corporate welfare. While we the people are starved for knowledge and  food, large corporations are tax free citizens of the State!

 
Which “Segway’s ” into  my story on immigration, as a  Flooring contractor,  our competition wasn’t individuals.  Our Competition was national labor shops using illegal immigrants at low wages pushing our  labor’s salary down to levels not seen since the 70’s.      This phenomenon is not new.  We encountered “imported labor” on large union projects in the 1980’s  What’s new,  was the crash of 2008, when all jobs dried up for the once working class.  The  competition became fierce when too many of America’s citizens were left stranded by major Corporations.  The corporation seeking no taxation, was exposed to oversees markets and forgot that they left millions without full time employment. Our dilemma, centers on Corporate Greed that systematically hollowed out the Middle Class.  Our legislatures helped , too!  They provided the tax incentives to Corporations to stay in their States,  in return Corporate Management became wealthy while decreasing American salaries.   When they went oversees, the weakened American tax base,   enabled the defunding of education and basic human needs.

 

What happened to Merit Carpets, Inc.?    Until the crash of 2008, my mechanics earned $300/day. After the crash, my labor was supplanted by National labor shops providing low cost labor on demand. These laborers were most likely illegal immigrants, costing their employer $50-$75 / day. How did we let this happen?  How could American labor compete?

 
It’s not the fault of the immigrant. The employer should be penalized. 11 million people were brought into this country almost 20 yrs ago. They were denied a path to citizenship and remained part of the shadow Economy on purpose by large scale businesses. Now Immigrants are fearing for their lives. One out of many groups to be targeted by this administration. For profit prison use will continue  under this administration, imprisoning African Americans for low level crimes. Anti Semitism is on the rise as Cemeteries and JCC’s are targeted.  What group is safe?

 
Policy and rhetoric continues to drive a wedge through our communities. Trump’s basic pledge to return jobs has not materialized yet. We can only hope it will unite us by giving more people good paying jobs. No matter what the outcome, Americans would be wise to unite.  An attack on one group, is an attack on all of us!

 

“United we stand,   Divided we “hang ” separately! ” Wise words from our founding father’s.

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


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