“Using economics to influence public behavior is something this country is built on — it’s called capitalism,” Bloomberg said. “Tax policy influences you to drill here and mine there, and grow this and live here and do that.”

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Implementing regressive city taxes to manipulate public behavior and calling it capitalism is like clubbing baby seals over the head with a Louisville slugger and calling it baseball. Bloomberg is a disgrace to the city of New York.