The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 11st, 2021 evening edition

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Five former Internal Revenue Service commissioners said Tuesday that President Biden’s proposal to boost the agency’s budget and step up enforcement of tax laws “would restore our tax administration system to make it far fairer and more effective.”.

Biden has proposed providing $80 billion for the IRS over 10 years, with the money going toward a technology overhaul, new hiring and training of personnel and increased enforcement focused on top earners.

The Treasury Department projects that such reforms will generate an additional $700 billion in revenue over 10 years — and other estimates, including from two of the former IRS commissioners, say the gains would be far greater, as high as $1.4 trillion.

The former commissioners say that Biden’s plan “would benefit everyone who pays their taxes.

It would produce a great deal of revenue by reducing the enormous gap between taxes legally owed and taxes actually paid — much of it through increased voluntary compliance.

And it would improve taxpayers’ interactions with the IRS.”.

Read the full piece at The Washington Post. »

‘Knives Out 2’: Dave Bautista Joins Daniel Craig In Rian Johnson’s Sequel For Netflix

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EXCLUSIVE: In the first big casting to Rian Johnson’s upcoming sequel to Knives Out, Sources tell Deadline Dave Bautista is set to join Daniel Craig in the next installment, which Netflix recently landed the rights too in a monumental deal.

Deadline first reported in March that Netflix was closing a deal north of $400 million for the next two installments, a historic deal for streamers.

Johnson is back to write and direct the pic and will produce with his partner Ram Bergman with Craig reprising the role of super sleuth Benoit Blanc. »

1 million people sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage after Biden reopens exchange

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(CNN) One million people have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage on the federal exchange during the special enrollment period that President Joe Biden launched in mid-February, the administration announced Tuesday.

"Since it became law more than a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans.

The pandemic has demonstrated how badly it is needed, and how critical it is that we continue to improve upon it," Biden said. »

Neanderthals carb loaded, helping grow their big brains

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The study is “groundbreaking,” says Harvard University evolutionary biologist Rachel Carmody, who was not part of the research.

The work suggests the ancestors of both humans and Neanderthals were cooking lots of starchy foods at least 600,000 years ago.

And they had already adapted to eating more starchy plants long before the invention of agriculture 10,000 years ago, she says. »

1,1 miljard aan EU-geld niet besteed aan Donaudelta

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De Europese Commissie investeerde tussen 2014 en 2020 1,1 miljard euro in de Donaudelta, een natuurgebied in Roemenië en UNESCO-werelderfgoed.

Met het geld wilde de Commissie duurzame visserij stimuleren en cultureel erfgoed in de regio beschermen.

Bovendien werd driekwart van de subsidies uitgekeerd aan projecten van bedrijven buiten het district Tulcea, waarin de Donaudelta zich bevindt. »