AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce 5000 firefighters fighting blazes in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. With heat waves and continued drought, expect more uncontrollable fires. What we see today, might not be extreme. Climate change is not linear, it can get worse as the Planet heats up! There will be many losses and tragedies unless we reassess our priorities. Life is my choice? What’s your?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/20/5000-firefighters-tackle-wildfires-across-us-south-west

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Don’t reward Abbott for negligence. For years they’re making record profits & increased dividends 25%. The problem with Inflation and lack of supplies, is Corporate Greed. We need Price Controls on every Institution. It’s no big deal to eliminate bacterial contamination of product, especially when it was essential for babies? I know , I had a problem at Pfizer and we were on schedule in 12 hours. The Corporate mentality is profits first and the consumer doesn’t matter. With no choices, we the People are at the mercy of Corporate largesse. Monopolies are causing our inflation and their unconcern must be limited by anti trust actions. America needs competitive Markets. #StopInflationCurbCorpPower

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/20/abbott-baby-formula-shareholder-profits

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce: Dare we hope there will be action taken to silence social media platforms promoting chat rooms, for White Supremacists strategies promoting violence? Terrorism & Terrorists should be denied access to Social Media and their groups prosecuted for inciting violence! 22 people witnessed the murder of innocent Americans and millions saw this horrific crime on all Social Media platforms. There can be standards for Social Media Platforms;Regulations. The EU is implementing them now!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/18/twitch-discord-4chan-buffalo-shooting-investigation-new-york

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce As CEO’s & Corporations make record profits, works in retail and the fast food industry barely make $260 a week. That’s not a living wage. With Corporate profits rising, and Corporate generated Inflation rising , too, a $15 minimum wage will barely suffice. People need a Basic Living Wage and Unionization at every level of work insuring better pay, benefits, safe working conditions and a seat at the Corporate Table! We need a # Clean Slate for Labor. We need a change in the Dept of Labor rules, favoring employees and not owners.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/16/strikes-us-retail-fast-food-dollar-general-mcdonalds-wendys

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce One Million deaths from Covid is an unenviable milestone. It can be attributed to several factors: Republican ideology espoused save Corporate profits rather than employee safety ! The Mest Packing Industry is one example of this ideology under Trump . 2 nd , we spend a lot for Healthcare and have less life expectancy than other Nations. 3/4pm those dying from Covid were 65+. Our Nursing homes have been profit only centers for years. 150,000 died in understaffed nursing homes. Clearly, we need to replicate the Federal model for Public health centers in underserved communities. We need a Standard of Care established. We need expanded Medicaid in All States. We can restore trust in Medicine & Science. We must counter all the TrumpsGOP misinformation & anti Vax propaganda!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/15/us-public-health-healthcare-covid-society

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Hate leading to a Terrorist act have no place in American Society. Regulate Social Media Platforms & Cable to eliminate Hate & Violence statements leading to Violence & Terrorism. This young man gloried in his act of terror, just like the murderers of Charlie Hebdo , in Paris in 2015. Stop Hate Crimes and ban the weapons of choice. #SaveOurLives

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/15/buffalo-shooting-supermarket-new-york-joe-biden

The baby formula shortage and the twisted priorities of the American economy

Throughout the country, there is an acute shortage of baby formula that millions of families rely on to feed their children. According to research from Datasembly, “the national out-of-stock rate for baby formula reached 43 percent” last week. That’s — Read on popular.info/p/the-baby-formula-shortage-and-the A must read. Corporations in America are more important than people. At … More The baby formula shortage and the twisted priorities of the American economy

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Oil refineries in Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, the Virgin Islands et al release toxic levels of benzene into the atmosphere, exposing people of color and the poor to higher risks of Cancer. If the refineries plugged these leaks, they’d be more efficient. Levy large feed on controlling their plants and save peoples lives and our environment. Enforcement pays off! Where’s OHSA?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/12/us-oil-refineries-benzene-pollution-cancer-causing

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The 5 largest meat packing plants in America, successfully lobbied Trump and the USDA to downplay the seriousness of Covid to workers & their families. 59,000 became sick. At least 269 died. This is Eugenics, not IVF for women. Tyson, JBS & 3 others refused to protect their staff. They knowingly colluded in the sickness and death of employees. Their behavior is a crime against humanity!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/12/meatpacking-industry-trump-downplay-covid-threat

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce I disagree when Olsen says, the poor & middle class got us into inflation. It’s Corporate Greed 100% & the top 1%. Absolutely, I agree, tax the 1%. Also raise Corporate taxes to 28%. Don’t touch our social security or Medicare. Instead, let everyone pay into payroll deduction and FICA according to your salary. Stop limiting income to be taxed, unless you make the first $118,400 non taxable ? Convert Hedge Funds fee s to income and tax it as ordinary income. Stop the Financial Game playing. If the GOP wants rate increases, they’ll bring us to a Reagan era recession and more stock market sell offs. Stop Corporate Greed & Raise the lower and middle Class safety net. Pay down the deficit by increasing Revenue! Start building America.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/12/inflation-republicans-what-a-serious-plan-could-look-like/