The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 17th, 2021 evening edition

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"The bill also requires the Treasury Department to issue regulations to prevent tax avoidance, including against companies that increase the use of contractors rather than employees," the summary notes.

"Pay-ratio data for privately held corporations would also be made public, just as publicly held corporations are required to make public under current law.".

)—came as he presided over budget committee hearing Wednesday that will focus primarily on wealth and income inequality.

Under Bernie's new bill: Walmart, which pays its CEO nearly 1,000 times more than its average worker, would pay up to $855 million more in taxes.

CVS, which pays its CEO 790 times more than its average worker would pay up to $450 million more in taxes.

Between 1978 and 2019, EPI found, CEO pay soared by 1,167% while typical worker pay grew by just 13.7%.

"I'm proud to partner with Sen. Sanders to reintroduce the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act to make ultra-wealthy CEOs pay their fair share. »

Yelling "cancel culture" won't erase Sen. Ron Johnson's racist comments

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The latest attempt to silence him, he says, is the criticism that he has received for his racist comments about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

So, he told host Joe Pags, he wasn't worried when they converged on the Capitol to block the counting of electoral votes.

"I completely did not anticipate that anybody could interpret what I said as racist," Johnson said on a local talk radio show. »

US white supremacist propaganda surged in 2020: Report

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White supremacist propaganda reached alarming levels across the US in 2020, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

The ADL said last year marked the highest level of white supremacist propaganda seen in at least a decade.

According to the report, at least 30 known white supremacist groups were behind hate propaganda. »

​NTU Singapore scientists develop device to 'communicate' with plants using electrical signals

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Scientists have known for decades that plants emit electrical signals to sense and respond to their environment.

However, plants' electrical signals are very weak, and can only be detected when the electrode makes good contact with plant surfaces.

The hairy, waxy, and irregular surfaces of plants make it difficult for any thin-film electronic device to attach and achieve reliable signal transmission. »

Audi abandons combustion engine development

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Audi has stopped the development of new combustion engines.

In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Duesmann said: “We will no longer develop a new combustion engine, but will adapt our existing combustion engines to new emission guidelines.”

Duesmann did not specify a date as to when Audi would sell the last new car with an internal combustion engine. »