Americans for Tax Reform director of strategic initiatives Paul Blair weighs in on Ocasio-Cortez's proposed tax hike. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., recently announced that Democrats should increase the top personal income tax rates as high as 70 percent. That would be the highest income tax rate in the developed world, higher than all of our major trading partners and competitors. For decades polls have shown that most Americans believe no one should pay more than 25 percent of their income in taxes. The Democratic Party in the House chose to begin 2019 demanding higher taxes.
More women hold high school and college degrees, but they are "way behind" economically, Dustin said, with women who work full-time, year-round earning 79 cents for every $1 men earn. That gender gap is narrower in northern New Hampshire, but the poverty rate for women in northern Coos County was 13 percent, more than twice as high as in Rockingham County in the southeastern corner of the state. Among women age 65 and older, median personal income is $15,800 less than men in the same age group, and women with bachelor's degrees have less personal income than men with no college education.
We don't take our economic standing for granted, and it isn't by accident. Our people are the single most important factor in retaining and growing the businesses we have and attracting new businesses and jobs over the next decade. It's why we're investing in a full continuum of education, including STEM and workforce development, and we're the only state in the nation to cut tuition for all college students. As big data and automation play an ever greater role in our lives, so too grows the demand for talent. Whether it's aerospace, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, clean energy, information and communications technology, life sciences, maritime or military, a set of common needs -- ingredients for success -- is clear among these diverse industry sectors.