AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Time to be humane, #NoNewJails if we weren’t warehousing our kids, tacking on usurious fines, kids could receive counseling, do Community Service & check in with Court appointed officers. It would be cheaper and we could replace Rikers with affordable housing. Say No to DeBlasio

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/dec/09/rikers-20-inside-the-battle-to-build-four-new-prisons-in-new-york-city

The Voice of Joyce: Neighborhood News. UWS HELPING PEOPLE

Dear Followers: My friend told me about this food program and I thought I’d pass it on to you.  If you are cash strapped , please check out this food delivery program. Fresh produce at reasonable pricing.  Enjoy!  Live well and be healthy! For $8, one receives a bag of produce from local farmers. Depending … More The Voice of Joyce: Neighborhood News. UWS HELPING PEOPLE

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: How do we resolve “OUR STATE OF INEQUALITY”?

It seems to be true, if you are Black or Hispanic, you have been brought up with a different set of rules.  I have known friends and employees who were brought up to keep a low profile in Public.  They told their children and grandchildren to walk and never run in Public, to be dressed … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: How do we resolve “OUR STATE OF INEQUALITY”?

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Why should we care about Israel?

Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. The people live and work and conduct their lives with dignity as they try to earn enough money to survive. Many have become the working poor. Prices for food and housing have risen out of the reach of the average Israeli. Unemployment numbers are low, but … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Why should we care about Israel?

Step back from the Brink:The Student Loan Debate

Step back from the Brink:The Student Loan Debate

Student loans exist and have become a burden to kids,  seeking jobs in a jobless society,  and to their parents who co-signed those loans.

  • I believe these were well intentioned folks wanting an  education as a path to achieve the American Dream.  That Dream collapsed along with the job market.

 

I’d like to present an option to this prolonged debt burden.  Especially now, with the country reeling from loss of jobs,  the Student Loan problem is in-supportable.  Why not establish a program of Community Service for all kids and especially those graduating High School?  In exchange for internships, service to the country for 2 years; whatever program makes sense, offer renumeration for Service and a deduction in real dollars on existing student loans.

 

This may be a way to prevent another fiscal bubble.  Plus the benefits to Society should be impressive as our young mature, work together and establish habits of Community Service?  Work for America?  Why not?

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