AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Australian’s facing a National Security threat by waning ability to produce its own food. The shortages are directly related to the War in Ukraine and drought and flooding. One Planet and we’re all affected by Climate Disasters. The UN worries about our Oceans and we’re responsible for voting in policies that have led to our problems! Be proactive now to secure our future!

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/28/australia-ill-prepared-for-food-insecurity-driven-by-war-and-climate-crisis-former-defence-leaders-say

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The effects of the Climate Crisis now on Agriculture. As the planetary weather changes, we’re losing our ability to grow coffee, chiles, mustard, wine, grains, wheat, corn, and chocolate . The Western World will adapt to a bland diet & we’ll learn to engineer our food. However, the growers of crops will be destitute , suffering from erratic drought s and weather extremes. The farmers globally, especially in poorer Nations like Brazil and West Africa , they’ll go hungry. Western Nations may have insurance protection & the prices for food will continue to increase. There are remedies: solar panels over crops to shield them from the Sun. We can’t save Apples from an early frost. We can stop the War in Ukraine, this is unnecessarily increasing our Global dependence on dirty fossil fuels and creating a devastating heat feedback loop. Are we capable of saving ourselves? Can man stop his ambitions for conquest? If not, give Ukrainians the overwhelming firepower they need and end Putin’s War quickly. The World can not afford a War that exacerbates climate change!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/28/climate-crisis-food-shortages

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce There is little doubt Climate Change is driven by an industrialized Society. It’s not clear what the impact of climate extremes; drought, floods, cyclones, has on people, poor and middle classes, agriculture, healthcare, productivity and infrastructure. There is a cost associated with Climate Extremes in human life and property!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/28/climate-change-heatwaves-droughts-study-weather

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Finally there is a reverse of Corporate Business taxation. Corporations have many loopholes to evade taxation overseas and in fact, limiting Corporations taxation overseas encouraged the off shoring of business and jobs. Corporations with subsidies overseas pay 5% on their income to the US Treasury. The American taxpayer is in a lose lose position now. First we lost jobs with every trade agreement, then we lost jobs when Corporations moved overseas and we lost wages when American workers were told to compete with foreign labor. Now, just like individuals who are taxed twice on income invested, the American Corporations are asked to pay their fair share and bring business back home, they’re crying that what’s already happened will happen again? Why should American business not share equally in taxation as the rest of us? America needs revenue to run . Next the Federal Government should tax all Corporate income for FICA deduction irrespective of income level. Every employee of a Corporation should pay the FICA deduction, independent of salary level. Everyone should pay their fair share. It’s patriotic!

http://www.wsj.com/articles/treasury-double-tax-business-foreign-credit-irs-corporations-section-901-11655906031

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Last week citizens demonstrated for health benefits and services. At the end of June, the Rail Workers will strike for higher pay & benefits. Like the Court defense barristers intending to strike, assistant make 31,000 pounds. Not enough to live on with rising inflation. Teachers may strike next. Inflation is Global and not sustainable, using high interest rates to curb it can’t be our only tool. The poor and middle Class need equal treatment to Corporations. The poor and middle Class didn’t cause inflation and haven’t benefited over the last decade.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2022/jun/20/uk-inflation-rail-strike-boris-johnson-latest-updates-live

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce TheUK is experiencing inflation and one Union leader is tackling it for her members daily. Unite has won 3 of 4 cases out of 300 for Labor. It’s not the wage proce spiral that’s causing Inflation, it’s Corporate greed. She’s going after multi National Corporation and winning price increased for Labor that are substantial. She’s, as President of, Unite has added Economists to the Unions think tank. Graham is an impressive leader who gets results for Labor.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/17/profiteering-bosses-workers-inflation-unite-sharon-graham-labour

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce No wonder America is home to the highest Homicides in the world & claims more suicide as well. American workers salaries keep dropping at $22-24,000 per yr , while Corporate CEO salaries have increased to a minimum of $670-1 and $1000-1 . Corporate buy backs directly flow into thevCEO’s pay package. No wonder American Labor is the working poor. Where’s an EO to level the field and stop the monopolies from gaming their workers. When will workers say enough? When will the NLRB change their rules back from 2004 to empower Labor once again. Americans are suffering on every economic front:No food, limited healthcare, poor education and they know it!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/07/us-wage-gap-ceos-workers-institute-for-policy-studies-report

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Unemployment may be low statistically, I question the #’s, and employees are still underpaid and unable to cope with inflation. The War in Ukraine didn’t cause our problems, Corporate greed is directly to blame. Change the NLRB Labor Laws to promote labor and employees won’t have to rely on Corporate largesse. Many industries need Union clout to increase wages and benefits. The Food pantries are overwhelmed. When is labor paid a living wage? When will they be compensated for their loyalty? When are they treated with respect and dignity? Capitalism before the 1980’s was not as cruel! There has been a systematic overturning of Labor’s Rights.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/05/las-vegas-economy-us-workforce

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce If Texas can legally write Laws that prevent responsible Corporations who ban dealings with gun manufacturers from dealing with them, why can’t the Federal Government do the same in a positive way? All corporations working with the Federal Government must give their employees the right to Unionize? , min wage of $15 hour, practice the ESG’s. It’s a thought? What rights would you like stressed that supports “We the People “?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/06/how-texas-punishes-companies-who-discriminate-against-gun-manufacturers

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce SSBCI or Small Business Tax Credit, $10 Billion, being disbursed now to the States and funneled to lending institutions. It’s primarily for minority owned businesses, but all businesses may apply. The hover wants to support small business. Look at your State structure and maps and apply for funding or collateralize an existing loan. Use this money for Small Business startup!

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/05/small-business-funds-minority-owned-credit-initiative