AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Lebanon Government corruption has reached a new high and 50% of the People are now below the poverty line. Sound familiar. Prices going up for staples, bail outs for Big Businesses & Government does nothing to protect their Peopke. The Peaopke have had enough. They’re protesting. The Lebanese are going to do without rather than pay high prices for food!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/opinion/lebanon-protests-coronavirus.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce As we fight Covid 19, this town is also battling another Plastics Plant with the potential to further increase cancer cases with their toxic fumes & pollutants. There ought to be a Law , saying they can’t build in population centers. Unfortunately, corporate power reigns & Trump loosened pollution controls. People over Profits so we can survive & thrive

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/01/cancer-town-chemical-plant-plastics-louisiana-toxic-pollution-greenhouse-gas

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Mismanagement by Trump Administration, a lack of Federal policy to coordinate the manufacture of needed equipment leaves America unprepared for creating the necessary equipment to mitigate the viruses affect & save our lives. I’m betting on entrepreneurs & Mothers of Invention, while I mourn the loss of a Federal Government that responsibly delivers results! .

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-ventilators-manufacturing-gm.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Federal Government is the “shipping Clerk” in National Emergencies. The system of supplying PPE, mask & ventilators should be based on need not cronyism. Trump has told Pence, he doesn’t want to reward State’s govt , if they’re critical of him .He wants them to grovel for supplies that cure “We the People “. Cronyism is No way to run a Country in a Pandemic

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/desperate-for-medical-equipment-states-encounter-a-beleaguered-national-stockpile/2020/03/28/1f4f9a0a-6f82-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Lack of early response & testing resources tracked to Trump & his administration. New Cabinet heads lacked subject expertise, hollowed out key personnel and departments left key organizations understaffed. There is a tremendous staffing problem! Government requires Long term Federal Employees to function .

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/us/politics/coronavirus-expertise-trump.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce A breakdown of Trust perpetuated Flint Water Crisis. Government officials knew the hazards of providing tainted water to the Township and coveted it up. Thousands have been poisoned ! 2 hr Documentary out on the facts.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/mar/09/flint-water-crisis-documentary-anthony-baxter

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Affordable housing is a human right . Lack of affordable housing is a Global calamity. Hedge Funds & Developers have purchased units cheaply from government, increased prices and either use the money to park cash or wait with empty properties for profits to roll in. The profits are there and people’s revenue kicked out of the rental market. It’s time for Government and business to end their partnership and provide affordable housing to the workforce. With proper developer-taxation, Capital gains tax, units will be affordable.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/29/governments-developers-housing-human-right

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce In Kansas City, a radio promoter, has installed a Russian Radio Station, promoting anti Semitic & anti American views. It’s pro Trump. Sputnik was implicated in interfering in the 2016 election. It broadcasts in Washington DC. , too? Why is it allowed?

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/us/russian-propaganda-radio.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Krugman assessing The Trump Administration’s position on Pollution. Greed keeps the Fossil Fuel & Coal Industries thriving, though we the People suffer and die because of their toxic pollutant by products. Who cares about People in this administration?

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/opinion/greta-thunberg-mnuchin.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Straight from the FT editorial board: a plea to preserve our Constitution and let Witnesses , Bolton , Mulvaney, et al be called to have a fair trial of the facts in the Impeachment of Trump

on.ft.com/2O4Gjab