The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 evening edition

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Yellen's estimate resembles the conclusion a 2019 paper (pdf) that found, "Between 2020 and 2029, the IRS will fail to collect nearly $7.5 trillion of taxes it is due.".

Pass my Stop CHEATERS Act and audit the ultra-rich.".

The White House believes the new IRS funding would increase federal revenue by a net $700 billion over 10 years.

"Imagine what we could do for people with $7 trillion," added Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

"That's infrastructure, child care, paid leave, free college, climate action, and other investments in our communities.".

), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and other Democratic lawmakers—would cost about $1 trillion.

Making public colleges and universities tuition-free would cost $800 billion over ten years. »

Explosives and weaponry found at US far-right protests, documents reveal

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The document notes that a “similar device” was found the same night outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

The document also depicts improvised flamethrowers that it is claimed were confiscated from protesters in Portland and in Erie, Pennsylvania, last June.

The document also shows pictures illustrating the claim that “items resembling IEDs may be used by businesses attempting to deter looting activity”. »

Denver police officers suspended for inappropriately using pepper balls during protests

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The Denver Department of Public Safety has suspended two police officers for using chemical weapons on harmless people during protests against racism and police violence that rocked the city and country last summer.

She was stuck in traffic and was scolding police officers for “firing on an unarmed crowd,” the letter states.

Streeter’s and Archuleta’s cases represent two of dozens of internal investigations into the actions of Denver police officers during last summer’s protests and riots. »

Parliament unanimously declares 'severe human rights abuses' occurring against Uyghur in China

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Parliament has unanimously declared that "severe human rights abuses" are occurring against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, China.

“The New Zealand Government, in concert with others, will continue to call upon China in the strongest terms … We call on China to uphold its human rights obligations,” Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said, in a speech in Parliament.

Trade has taken over freedom and human rights in New Zealand,” one Uyghur man said. »