The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 28th, 2021 day edition

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President Joe Biden will propose new taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for his agenda, Axios reported.

The taxes are intended to cover more than $4 trillion in new spending on infrastructure and health care.

Biden is standing by a pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000.

The White House's ambitious plans for more than $4 trillion in new spending on infrastructure, health care, and education will be completely paid for by new taxes on corporations and wealthy investors, President Joe Biden will announce Wednesday, Axios reported.

Biden also wants to increase the marginal income tax rate for the country's wealthiest taxpayers from 37% to 39.6%.

Making the president's spending plans deficit-neutral is seen as key to assuaging concerns among moderate Democrats, particularly in the Senate.

The federal deficit topped $3 trillion last year after Congress approved emergency spending programs to combat the pandemic and assist struggling families. »

Body cam video shows Alameda officer kneeling on Mario Gonzalez before death

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However, late Tuesday afternoon, Alameda police released the roughly hourlong video, which showed an officer's elbow on Gonzalez's neck, and his knee placed on the Oakland man's right shoulder.

Gonzalez never tried to kick or threaten the officers, said Sherwin, who reviewed the body camera video of an "Officer McKinley" with the family.

Alameda police had no immediate response regarding the family's statement other than releasing the police-worn body camera footage. »

Republicans lose votes following mass shootings

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In the House of Representatives, mass shootings are correlated with a 2.2 to 4.1 percentage-point decrease in vote share for Republicans; in the Senate, mass shootings correlate with a 1.6 to 3.4 percentage-point decrease in Republican vote share; and in gubernatorial elections, mass shootings correlate with a 1.1 to 4.8 percentage-point decrease in Republican vote share.

Republicans, after looking at the mass shootings, they say: 'Look, I told you that mass shootings cannot be prevented by gun control,' while Democrats, on the other hand, say, 'We could have prevented mass shootings if we had stronger gun control.'

The theory behind this is that there is some uncertainty on what the link is between mass shootings and gun control.". »

Farming Robot Kills 100,000 Weeds per Hour With Lasers

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Carbon Robotics has unveiled the third-generation of its Autonomous Weeder, a smart farming robot that identifies weeds and then destroys them with high-power lasers.

They can also make it easier for insect pests to harm crops, so weed control is a top concern for farmers.

The Autonomous Weeder kills weeds without harming soil or water, and it operates autonomously, eliminating the reliance on manual laborers. »

Democrats Criticize Justice Barrett for Declining to Recuse from Case of Koch-Funded Group that Spent Heavily on Ads to Confirm Her

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The lead petitioner in the case is a nonprofit run by billionaires David Koch and Charles Koch.

During Barrett’s relatively painless confirmation process, the group spent in excess of $1 million on ads boosting her image.

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by billionaire mega-donor Charles Koch, recently launched ads to urge senators to confirm Barrett. »