The Daily Populous

Sunday January 29th, 2023 morning edition

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In a time when life expectancy in the U.S. is declining for the first time in decades and Americans can expect on average to enjoy even fewer years of retirement, Republicans are considering a radical plan to shrink the retirement window.

House Republicans have been working out the details of their deeply unpopular plan to cut Social Security and Medicare in order to deepen poverty and shackle people to the labor force further into old age.

The party is considering a proposal to raise the retirement age for Social Security to 70, per The Washington Post, which means that workers and retirees would have to work an additional 3 to 4 years to receive full benefit.

This proposal would mostly affect younger workers who have not yet started to receive benefits from the program.

Under this proposal, Americans could expect to be able to enjoy retirement for only about six years, if the most recent life expectancy estimates hold: In 2021, the average life expectancy in the U.S. dropped to 76 years and one month.

Democratic lawmakers have said that Republicans are focusing on Social Security solvency because they think cutting the program under President Joe Biden could hurt Democrats.

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Zelensky blasts IOC desire to include Russia in Olympics

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday blasted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over its stated desire to include Russian athletes in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“One cannot but be disappointed by the statements of the current President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach.

It is obvious that any neutral flag of Russian athletes is stained with blood.”. »

GTA The Trilogy To Get New Patch On Steam For Fixing Issues

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It appears that GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition will be receiving a patch on Steam in order to fix its glaring technical issues.

Rockstar Games may be working on a patch for GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, based on recent activity seen on the Steam Database.

The major patch that was supposed to have fixed a large number of the glaring technical issues with GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition hardly fixed any of said issues. »

Microsoft accuses Sony of misleading EU over Call of Duty parity

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Microsoft has accused Sony of misleading the EU regulator over its commitment to keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation, should its acquisition of Activision Blizzard be approved.

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan reportedly met EU antitrust boss Margrethe Vestager this week to discuss its concerns over the rival console firm’s intentions.

“I hear Sony is briefing people in Brussels claiming Microsoft is unwilling to offer them parity for Call of Duty if we acquire Activision,” wrote Frank X. Shaw. »