The Daily Populous

Thursday August 3rd, 2023 evening edition

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Opposition was relatively consistent across parties: 84% of Democrats, 83% of Republicans, and 80% of Independents or third-party voters.

Republicans have argued that these proposed Social Security cuts are necessary to ensure that Social Security remains financially solvent—meaning the program would have enough funds to fully pay out beneficiaries—without affecting seniors currently receiving Social Security benefits.

However, other proposals, such as the Social Security Expansion Act or Social Security 2100 , could extend the solvency of Social Security while increasing benefits for current and new recipients.

The think tank's poll also revealed widespread support for using tax hikes targeting the wealthy to sustain Social Security.

Instead, voters would rather see taxes on wealthy Americans to ensure Social Security remains a guarantee for all.".

But the latest White House budget does not propose a solution for extending Social Security," The Washington Postnoted last month.

"Numerous congressional Democrats have called for trillions in new taxes to avoid the Social Security shortfall, as well. »

Louisiana public schools now required to display ‘In God We Trust’ in all classrooms

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All Louisiana public schools are now required to display the national motto of “In God We Trust” inside of classrooms, under a new law that went into effect on August 1.

The previous law, passed in May of 2018, stated each school must have “In God We Trust” displayed within the building.

“It’s a positive message in this world that throws so many negative things at our children,” Horton said to WVUE. »

Texas man ticketed for feeding the homeless outside Houston library is found not guilty

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HOUSTON (AP) — A man has been found not guilty of breaking a law against feeding homeless people outside a public library in Houston, concluding the first trial to be held after dozens of tickets were issued against volunteers for the group Food Not Bombs.

The city of Houston said it will continue to “vigorously pursue violations of its ordinance relating to feeding of the homeless,” according to a statement released to news outlets.

Food Not Bombs had provided meals four nights a week outside the Houston Public Library for decades without incident. »

Nintendo Just Had a Huge Quarter Thanks to Tears of the Kingdom and The Super Mario Bros. Movie

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sold an impressive 18.51 million units as of the end of June 2023, Nintendo said.

The eternally-popular kart racer shifted another 1.67 million sales during the quarter and has now sold an eye-watering 55.46 million units.

Nintendo Switch sales increased 13.9% year-on-year to 3.91 million units, and software unit sales increased 26.1% year-on-year to 52.21 million units. »

DeSantis-controlled Disney World district gets rid of all diversity, equity and inclusion programs and staffers

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The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District said in a statement that its diversity, equity and inclusion committee would be eliminated, as would any job duties connected to it.

Also axed were initiatives left over from when the district was controlled by Disney supporters, which awarded contracts based on goals of achieving racial or gender parity.

The DeSantis-appointed members of the governing district have sued Disney in state court in a second lawsuit stemming from the district’s takeover, seeking to invalidate those agreements. »