The House will reinstate the child tax credit, if they can also extend the tax breaks for Corporations. Once again, the poor and middle class get to pay for all the programs coming out of the Federal Government. It’s, too bad, they couldn’t pass the For the Families Act and get universal PreK schooling. With … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Why does the House GOP and one Democrat believe eliminating child poverty is wrong?
The proposed project also assumes International cooperation? Another stumbling block. Nations, individually, haven’t developed plans to limit emissions or fossil fuel usage. Why isn’t survival on everyone’s mind? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/27/melting-point-could-cloud-brightening-slow-the-thawing-of-the-arctic Given that it seems to take about seven years to get planning permission for a loft conversion, this seems to me like an astonishingly optimistic timescale. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce After COP27, the World is faced with a warming Arctic and Antarctica. They’re melting at an alarming rate and several , untested, proposals have been made. Only one, tackling the Arctic warming problem, appears to be viable without unintended consequences. That’s cloud brightening. If the predictions are correct, we’ve got 7 years to solve our problems, before Global temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius.
Big business loves consolidation of their Power. They are not benevolent. They’re avaricious and exist to raise profits and market share. By allowing mergers and one, two or 3 dominant players in every industry, we created greedy companies, oblivious to the needs of their customers and the root cause of our current Inflationary spiral. We … More TheVoiceOfJoyce If we want competition, the Government has to enforce anti trust Legislation and stop allowing mergers. To protect us, the government workforce must be expanded to enforce anti trust Laws. Unaccountable Business is hurting Americans. There is no data on Corporate 1000 following ESG’s! ( Definition: Stewards of the Environment, Contributing to their community, creating Corporate Governance giving stakeholders a say in the working of the Corporation)
Only 12 States have implemented the $15 min wage. It never passed Congress. Guess, a living wage is inflationary, while making $31 million is good for Business? It’s time the USA got its priorities right. There is no commerce without Labor. Wages that don’t keep pace with Inflation are not enough. Unite and demand more … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Fight for $15. It’s an ongoing fight for a $15 hourly wage minimum.
COP27 was a failure of Leadership and open collaboration among nations. A major plan to phase out Fossil Fuels never materialized. In America, we provide over a Trillion Dollars in Subsidies to the Fossil Fuel industry and increased their development rights. When do these taxpayer handouts end? When do we make reclaiming our water resources … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce What will Countries do to alleviate Climate Warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius?
It’s a proven fact, African Americans, Hispanics are 10% on average more obese than white kids. The FTC hasn’t changed their advertising Laws in years. Lobbyist are more powerful than the Federal Government and control Marketing content. Can the FTC change, yes? This issue has been a priority of the Black and Hispanic communities. Unfortunately, … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Fast food companies disproportionately market an unhealthy diet to people of color.
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/nov/02/guaranteed-income-us Then came some unexpected good news: ACC was launching a new guaranteed income pilot program for student parents, and program officials wanted him to join. Participants would receive $500 a month for two years with a few conditions: they must enrol in nine credits each semester and attend monthly meetings with other student parents. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce A guaranteed basic income, contrary to the classists tropes, helps people to lift themselves out of poverty while caring for their kids. A basic living wage has been tried successfully in 48 cities. Stockton , California and Austin Texas have successful programs. In Austin, a basic living wage of $500 a month, supplemented a $17/ hr internship, allowing a single parent to attend a Community College Program offering certificate degrees. According to one of the attendees, stress was reduced , better parenting provided and he eventually graduated, moved to Seattle and got a decent job at 2.5 x’s his original Salary. The cash infusion helps many succeed and increases the prospects that their children will succeed as well. A good foundation, healthy food, a roof over your head, give you the incentive to succeed. Let’s vote for Democrats & independents this midterm, assuring that, in the next 2 yrs, the For the Families Act becomes Law!
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/29/pfas-left-dangerous-blood-compounds-in-nearly-all-us-study-participants The North Carolina State University study, which is among the largest ever conducted, checked about 1,500 blood samples from people living in the Cape Fear River basin over several years. It’s the first study to conclude with researchers using newly developed physicians’ guidelines for PFAS exposure to recommend screening for cancers, kidney damage, heart … More TheVoiceOfJoyce In North Carolina a completed study of 1500 people, we’re found to contain PFAS chemicals in their blood. These chemicals are linked to cancers, kidney disease, heart disease and other diseases. Screening for these chemicals is recommended and a class action lawsuit may be started , or is in progress, against a Fayetteville plant owned by DuPont Chemicals. If early voting has started, vote Democrat and vote for a strengthened EPA.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/27/life-expectancy-us-conservative-liberal-states According to the National Council of State Legislatures, as of June this year Republicans controlled 61% of state legislatures and Democrats 35%. In terms of whole state governments, Republicans controlled 46% and Democrats 12%, with 12 states divided. The study authors also noted that American life expectancy as a whole is lower than in … More TheVoiceOfJoyce researchers at Harvard, Syracuse, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Washington, University of Texas (Austin) and the University of Western Ontario have concluded that living in Republican States , under Republican policies, may have contributed to the deaths of 217,635 lives compared with the policies in liberal states, where 171,030 lives were likely saved in 2019. The Pandemic may have caused the biggest drop in US life expectancy since 1945. The study was published in Plos One, looking at community for the benefit of society today and in the future. When you vote in the mid terms, there’s an extra incentive to vote Democrat, your life really depends on voting Democratic, it’s an established fact. Republican policies increase their states citizens mortality! Those who live in Republican states have a life expectancy between Cuba and Albania. There is a direct correlation between policy and mortality: particularly when looking at gun safety ad suicide, working class alcohol & drug induced induced mortality. In more liberal states, Policies on the environment, gun safety, labor, economic taxes and tobacco taxes had a lower mortality in that State. #VoteDemocrat,Your life depends on it!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/26/amazon-union-workers-strike-protests Amazon CEO Andy Jassy received $213m in compensation in 2021, 6.474 times the median Amazon worker’s pay. The company reported a net profit of around $33bn in 2021 and spent at least $4.3m on union avoidance consultants during 2021. Sara Fee has worked at the Amazon air hub for over a year. “I watched … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Too bad the NLRB won’t change their rules to let whole Corporations Unionize without interference. How many injuries must occur before the NLRB,OHSA, Transportation get involved. The American worker is mistreated daily by large corporations making enormous profits. If Amazon has $3.4 million to spend on Union avoidance consultants and $213 million on CEO compensation,they can upgrade employee facilities, pay a decent wage and treat people with dignity. Corporate welfare and unaccountability are no longer acceptable. When will the NLRB rewrite the rules and make a Clean Slate for workers, the Law of the Land? When will other Corporate employees stand together and protest for better working conditions and pay? Fight Corporate induced inflation and greed!