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Bloomberg Takes Jab at Wall Street Protesters
Friday, October 07, 2011 - 01:51 PM
Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a few verbal jabs at the anti-Wall Street protesters on Friday, saying the demonstrators who have camped out in Lower Manhattan for nearly three weeks are "trying to destroy the jobs of working people."
Speaking during his weekly WOR Radio show on Friday, the mayor said it didn't make sense that municipal unions are supporting the protests since city government depends on tax revenues from the financial sector.
"Some of the labor unions that are participating, their salaries come from the taxes paid by the people they are trying to vilify," Bloomberg said.
The billionaire mayor said the protesters have a right to voice their opinion as long as they don't break the law.
With the Associated Press