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... at twenty-one point two percent, six point nine percent higher than the national average of fourteen point three percent. As you can see, New York does not have time to wait around and see what national law is going to be passed to help get our city and millions of people out of poverty. If every mayor after Bloomberg thought they way he did, our city’s poverty and unemployment rate would continue to rise. Thankfully, not every mayor is the tenth richest person in the United State like Mayor Bloomberg, so his successor should be more concerned with the well being of the entire New York City and not just the top one percent that Mayor Bloomberg was mainly concerned about. His successor is Mayor de Blasio, who has already within one year started his #OneNYC campaign to help change our city for the better between the years of 2030-2050 through a number of initiatives.
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