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US' youngest Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests taxing the ultra rich up to 70% to fight climate change

Firstpost Monday, 7 January 2019 ()
The proposal is part of an ambitious tax plan dubbed the "Green New Deal" that aims to eliminate carbon emissions by 2030. The self-described Democratic Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested taxing the ultra-wealthy up to 70 percent in order to finance the plan.
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