Joyce AmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Friday: Let’s talk Healthcare,Critical Infrastructure, Jobs & Letter to Senator JohnMcCain enclosed!

June 22, 2017

 

 

 

Dear followers I sent this letter to Senator John McCain this morning (6/22/17)!  Please read and comment.  I’ll have another PowerPoint presentation for you on Healthcare next week.  Meanwhile, have a great weekend.  See you tomorrow from Grand Central or the train as I make my way toward a “Glass Weekend” in the Berkshires.  See you tomorrow around 11am.  We’ll chat.  My letter is “pasted” below for your review!

To John McCain

Thank you for responding personally to my letter and giving me the opportunity to communicate with you.  I value your concern for your fellow countrymen and women and would like to offer my advice on Healthcare which is of great concern to the majority of people in our Country. This afternoon I listened to a Webinar by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement along with 679 other concerned citizens and professionals.
Based on their 2 hour presentation, I believe the Committee tasked with improving the ACA should consider the following :

1. Reassuring the Insurance Industry that subsidies will be provided next year. Take the uncertainty out of the Market, now, before it’s too late to guarantee payments and maintain their service to the States.

2. Reinstate the mandate for young healthy folks. It’s necessary to have a balanced insurance pool to maintain costs.

3. As we know from experience, the older sicker pool will cost more to insure.

4. Reinstate expanded Medicaid to the States. I know folks in Alabama who cannot afford insurance because it’s too costly and they don’t qualify for Medicaid. They would qualify for expanded Medicaid.

5. Before the ACA 50 million people were uninsured. NOW millions are insured.

6. We can do better. We should be offering quality healthcare to our citizens at least cost. If the wealthy are paying for the ACA through taxation, that’s fair and patriotic. Everyone gets Medicare and Social Security. Why not pay it forward? It’s the American way. We were always a generous people.

7. What is being proposed is a wealth transfer to the already wealthy. The government saves $880Billion by destroying people’s lives and the wealthier among us get a Trillion Dollar savings? The deficit decreases only because citizens obtain less coverage and those who don’t need the money benefit. If we’re worried about the deficit remind me to show you how I can generate Revenue and decrease the deficit without targeting taxation only to  the most affluent.  For example, “we” could  consider taxing (6 basis points) Derivatives, which I consider “a weapon of mass destruction”; Joseph Stiglitz approved this concept and I’m sure Charlie Munger would, too!

8. Fix the ACA don’t repeal it and replace it with Mitch McConnel’s Draconian alternative. Look upon the ACA as a work in progress. Ask all the States to send representatives to congress who have experience administrating the plan. Let the States learn from each other and implement programs that encourage prevention and quality of life. You can’t leave the sickest most vulnerable individuals without proper access to Healthcare. Some one asked me today, on my Periscope program, Joyce America Speaks , if Healthcare was in the Constitution? It isn’t . However, how can an individual pursue their right to life, liberty and happiness , if they are suffering , in pain or dead?

9. Stabilize the ACA and move forward with improvements. Reinstate the monies to fund labs looking at economic and Technological improvements.

10. Reinstate funding for valuable drug counseling programs and colonoscopies, women’s and children’s health issues.

11. Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. I know many Middle Class elderly who rely on Medicare and Meals on wheels. They are retired school teachers, they have no funds to pay for medications , food, and insurance policies. They can’t be burdened with extra costs , they have no extra funds.

12. If the Congress really wanted to save money, they could expand Medicare for everyone. The system is in place and it works. The insurance companies could be maintained as well. I know, I have supplemental healthcare.

13. To my knowledge , this is only a rudimentary wish list, it can be expanded. I’m gaining more insight by listening to webinars by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.   Their last Broadcast on Technology titled “Technology , is it hurting or helping Healthcare”? Espouses a National Medical Database. It would facilitate patient care. I know about that too! When I had hip revision I was first admitted to Cornell Weill emergency , for a dislocated hip. My X-rays were transferred when I took them with me to the Hospital for Special Surgery. They’re connected to each other by a bridge , yet it is a bridge too far. Want to hear another absurdity, Cornell emergency wanted to transfer me via ambulance to HSS . They’re 200 ft apart. I refused and they wheeled me over on a gurney!

14. I believe you have a heart and you are your own person . Stand up for “we the people”, because you know it’s right. Be just. God Bless you.

 
If ever you wish to chat. I’m willing to take a trip to Washington, DC. I’m passionate about the well being of “we the People” and understand that”Politics affects US”!
Wishing you only the best

I remain respectfully yours, “the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”.
Joyce Silver

“The Voice of Joyce” on WordPress

@grandmajsilver on Twitter.


JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Wednesday: Don’t like Legislation? Litigate & ask for damages through class action law suits

June 13, 2017

 

 

 

Forget negativity. Forget suffering. Why can’t we the people fight back through the courts, using Class Action Law Suits? 

 

  • The Court’s have blocked Trumps travel ban.
  • Attorney Generals from Washington, DC and Maryland  are suing Donald Trump  for the right to review & release his tax returns.

Why can’t “we the people” call Trump, the appropriate Cabinet Member and Congress to account for their draconian actions and hold them liable for harming “we the People”?
If people start to lose healthcare due to inaction on providing subsidies to the insurance companies, sue!  Litigation is the tool of choice in a country of Laws and Justice. 

 
I think we should be ready with an injunction, a cease and desist order, to prevent the Senate moving forward on egregious legislation. Why sweat the details or wring our collective hands when we can block bad legislation legally? Anyone should be willing to take on the People’s case, it would be precedent setting.

 

  • So,  if all else fails Sue and ask for damages. 

Next Unionize all 1099’s ! The only way to get rights is to demand them and strike for them. When management knows you have a voice they respond. No one responds to an apathetic majority.   In 1907, when the mine workers protested poor wages and working conditioned , they struck and won.

 
However, I have a caveat; if and when we  decide on a National Strike for our return to a better way of life, don’t take to the streets,  stay home. Patronize local shops and don’t go to the stores owned by multinationals unless you think they’re one of the “good guys”:  characterized by paying a living wage and  providing  vacation time and health care benefits.   Do tell the rest of  us which Multinationals you support !  The Public needs to know who  and patronize the Corporations of excellence. We’ll invest in them, if we have more then $400.00 at our disposal.

 
This is one way to stop the apathy and raise our heads high. Use the tools at our disposal to fight this system of labor oppression! Be creative, innovate and we can live our tomorrow’s today.  Let’s Litigate.  If that doesn’t work for you, consider a National stay at home strike!

 

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


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”


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am President Trump and the definition of Chutzpah! 

June 9, 2017

What’s an illustration of Chutzpah , Donald Trump stating he is one of the righteous and  he’s  an injured “ingenue” at the same time.   Sorry, you’re not the injured party.   Not now!    You stated exactly what you  wanted  Comey to do,  stop the Flynn investigation!  When Comey, failed to take your advice,  you “fired” FBI Director Comey .  How are you different from Nixon? There is no need to raise your voice when a rhetorical statement will do?  I know, I use them all the time.

 
Therefore, I’m incredulous, when you claim you’re a victim and act like a despot.  No,  President Trump you are not naive. Your affiliations with Russia go back 30 yrs. Ditto for some of your cronies.

 
Have you forgotten about that vacant Hotel you built in the Ukraine for a deposed despot? Have you forgotten about Edward Prince’s overtures to the Russians on your behalf in the Seychelles? You remember Edward Prince, Blackwater? Betsy De Vos’ brother?

 
So many links, not leaks, are the problem. The net is so wide and deep, I fear all your cronies, including Pence, and Paul Ryan will go down with you!

 

The skeptical public  sees through your lies.   However, you can still do right by “we the People, while awaiting charges for “obstruction of Justice” , by really being among the righteous.  I’ve listed a few items on the People’s wish list.

 
We the People want Healthcare. It’s your fault insurance companies are pulling out of the Affordable Healthcare program. They’ve been asking for certainty and you have remained silent. Untie the hands of decent men and women in Congress and stop millions from suffering. Extend the ACA through 2019 and let Congress work on the necessary next steps to assure quality cost effective healthcare for the multitudes. This act of kindness has nothing to do with the Russian Connections and would certainly cast you as “righteous” in this instance.

 
While you’re claiming righteousness, stop the rhetoric on Infrastructure and jobs and start creating them for “we the People”. If training is involved, why not post job openings for high school kids. I can think of many ways for you to be righteous, I haven’t seen you choose one!

 
Sad, so sad! You deserve your business and “We the People” deserve a President. In your case, it is either , or!!!

 
” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


The Voice of Joyce: AmericaSpeaks, ” The Russia Connection”! Cartoon and thoughts by Justin Draws

May 29, 2017

The Russian Connection _wm

 

Dear followers, if you have something to say, say it!  My friend Justin has just contributed his latest thoughts and cartoon on Trump’s Russian Connection.   The words and cartoon,  remind me of a song, waiting to be composed, a tale we tell our children, like “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”!   Enjoy!

  • “Why are there so many ties to Russia & why is the Kremlin so close to his side?
    He says the media’s untruthful, merely illusion,  but what is he trying to hide?
    Some raised their voices & were quickly silenced
    But they are right, just “wait & see”
    Someday we’ll find it, the Russia Connection
    Trump, Putin & the GOP..”

 

 

Have a good day!  One of remembrance and community!

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

 

 


Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Can “we the People” find Common Ground? Can we unite to promote Equality for all? 

May 3, 2017

 

 

Are we a Nation that can find Common Ground? Is it possible to put aside our differences and unite for the greater good of all people in these United States.

 
When I was a young woman entering the workforce there were no other women. Did I persevere ? You bet. Have circumstances changed since 1976, unfortunately for women, white males, older experienced workers in their 40’s and 50’s and minorities , the sad fact is there is no longer equal opportunity for all.

 
That’s why it isn’t enough to March, or Resist or bare witness , “we the people”  must advocate for legislative policy that mandates equal pay and equal opportunity for all of us on the economic scale.

 
There should not be only an elite group guaranteed promotions and pay raises and benefits. As workers we should be valued and rewarded for our performance equally , independent of race or gender or age.

 
To maintain the values guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, all men are created equal ( women too)  guaranteeing the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness we must Unite.   Our current State of Inequality takes away our purpose in life. Without a reason to get up in the morning , we the people, can only despair , fall into depression and eventually too many of us will commit suicide or seek solace in opiate addiction.

 

There is a way forward.  We can no longer support corporate profits and corporate welfare at the expense of 360 million individuals here and 7 Billion world wide. The same Multinational corporation’s are destroying  “we the people”  on a global scale.
Good policy can reverse the despair and hunger so many experience.

 

  • I recommend as a start that all salaries be published for all individuals working at corporations with 100 individuals or more. Similar to laws recently passed in Britain.

 

  • I also recommend that CEO’s doing business with US government be taxed appropriately , when  their salaries exceed 15 times the salary of the average employee in their firm.
  • I recommend the creation of a National infrastructure program that creates jobs at all levels of income . Guaranteeing jobs to the underemployed , the tech savvy and college and non college educated talent. The program should be overseen by a “Feinberg”  type commission assuring fair and accountable distribution of salaries.

As noted in many of my blog posts on The Voice of Joyce, $1 Billion can feed 22,000 people at $50,000 each. Assuming labor is 40-50% of the projects cost, America should be able to generate the revenue to support these programs and the 100’s of millions capable of working at a decent wage.

 
We are not looking for handouts. We are asking to become part of a movement that continues America’s greatness in the 21 st and 22 nd Century and beyond. Inequality has destroyed America and Americans. It is time to bring back the old fashioned values of ethics and integrity that has made America great.
See you at 11 am.

” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class “


The Voice of Joyce Periscope @11am Trump & the GOP complicit in destroying Democracy

April 5, 2017

Too many want to keep Trump in power given the Pence alternative. They forget, Pence is running government.  Let’s look at the Trump Pence enablers in Congress.  What do they have to gain?

 
The house GOP establishment appears rotten to it’s core. Sessions lent Trump Steve Miller, Nunes is compromised and most in the GOP are empowered with Super PAC money to vote for Draconian measures. That’s why the GOP votes pro Trump.

 
If you believe in conspiracies, the Russians got to town, (North Carolina) 2 hours before Trump. Perhaps the Russian oligarch doled out money for crowd attendance , then Trump spoke. The assembled crowd would vote for Trump out of gratitude. It’s happened before. It’s good to have friends with benefits.

 
Then you’ve got Mitch McConnel with a combined  a net worth of $53 or was it $58Million with   his wife. Do you think McConnel , with his wife , Elaine Chow, who is now Sec of Transportation would vote against Gorsuch or anyone else Trump proposed? Honestly, not one of these men cares about our Democracy or our American way of life ? No way do these men care about us. These men are all consumed with their own self preservation;  keeping their money and life style as long as we the people vote them to represent us!  Where’s our sence of self preservation?

 
Trumps Administration is a well oiled machine to destroy our Democracy. Fortunately, Venezuela just brought back their Democracy by separating Judges from the State. France may destroy their Democracy,  if the People remain apathetic. The USA is a cautionary tale. Too many want a Trump or a Marie LePen to win. The people don’t realize how much they will suffer while the wealth of a few becomes astronomical! That’s the real reason behind “populism “. The destruction of the Democratic State.
See you at 11 am and we’ll chat.
” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”


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