The Daily Populous

Sunday January 19th, 2020 evening edition

image for Fact Check: Joe Biden Has Advocated Cutting Social Security for 40 Years

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted Biden’s record on Social Security in prosecuting the case that Biden isn’t the most electable candidate.

Indeed, Biden has been advocating for cuts to Social Security for roughly 40 years.

“When I argued that we should freeze federal spending, I meant Social Security as well,” he told the Senate in 1995.

Biden himself, at least on his campaign website, now supports making Social Security more generous, not less.

Biden pushed for an amendment to carve Social Security out of the balanced budget amendment.

Biden voted for the balanced budget amendment anyway, even after his multiple warnings that it would undercut Social Security.

At Iowa’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner in November 2007, weeks from the Iowa caucus, Biden again returned to Social Security. »

Five Years After Abortion, Nearly All Women Say It Was the Right Decision, Study Finds

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Five Years After Abortion, Nearly All Women Say It Was the Right Decision, Study Finds.

But the researchers at UCSF’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) found no evidence that women began to regret their decisions as years passed.

On the contrary, the women reported that both their positive and negative feelings about the abortion diminished over time. »

Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.

The governor said she had ordered an investigation after learning the emergency supplies had been piled in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in September 2017.

Puerto Rico’s secretary of state, Elmer Román, told reporters that Acevedo had not told him about the contents of the warehouse. »

Oregon woman fired from bank job after giving struggling man $20 to get home for Christmas: report

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An Oregon woman claims she was fired from her bank job after helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money.

The following day, on Christmas Eve, Eugenio visited his local branch but because of the holiday, no one was able to help him.

In a statement to the New York Post, a spokesperson explained that James was fired after putting “herself and the bank at risk.”. »

Movie Rental Industry Life Cycles

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Movie studios also saw a way to bring back films from previous generations to a new audience.

Movie Rentals: The Boom Years During the 1980s and 1990s, retail video rental stores boomed.

The company made $785 million in profits on $2.4 billion in revenues: a profit margin of over 30 percent. »