‘Living wage’ reminds Bloomberg of Soviet communism; he says he’ll stop it in court if he has to
Even so, today, Bloomberg compared the legislation to communism and said he would veto the bill and if the veto is overridden, his administration will file a lawsuit.
“It’s interesting if you think about it,” said the mayor. “The last time we really had a big managed economy was the USSR and that didn’t work out so well.”
“It would be great if all jobs in the city paid a lot of money and had great benefits for the workers. Not good for the employers. But if you force that you will just drive businesses out of the city.”