NYC Mayor Bloomberg reportedly threatens to ‘fucking destroy’ the taxi industry

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a reputation for taking on big, entrenched industries (see his prohibition on indoor smoking and attempted ban on large sodas, for two notable examples). But if Bloomberg said anything like what he is reported to have told the owner of one of New York City’s largest taxi fleets, it may mark a new level of combativeness from the Mayor — one that could align more closely with Uber and other taxicab competitors. “Come January 1st, when I am out of office, I am going to destroy your fucking industry,” Bloomberg is alleged to have told Evgeny Freidman, CEO of New York’s Taxi Club Management. The New York Post was the first to report Bloomberg’s statements earlier this week, as recalled by Friedman,…

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