News Bloomberg meets with Obama at White House to discuss economy Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg met with President Barack Obama to discuss a variety of issues, including the nation's budget. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Updated March 4, 2014 6:10 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg met with President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss a variety of issues. "It was a thoughtful, honest dialogue, the kind we need more of in Washington," Bloomberg said. Bloomberg, who has been touring the world to promote various health and political campaigns, said Washington needs to focus on expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to individuals without children. The city made that move last year and it had positive effects, he added. "Members of both parties should support expanding the EITC, a program that rewards work, lifts people out of poverty, and reduces dependence on government services," the former mayor said. By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.