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Pharoah Bloomberg: Paying Workers Enough to Live Is 'Communism'

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To a few hundred New York workers laboring for $8 or $9 an hour, a living wage bill recently passed by the city council means a raise, a few dollars more a week to help feed their families. To billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg, it's a wedge to open the door to communism. That's right -- the mayor told a local radio program that requiring businesses that get taxpayer subsidies to pay their workers a little bit more is just like a centrally planned economy. "The last time we really had a big managed economy was the USSR, and that didn't work out so well," Bloomberg said.

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