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Bloomberg Takes Jab at Wall Street Protesters

Friday, October 07, 2011

Protesters at Foley Square heading to Zuccotti Park (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

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

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Comments [3]

newbedave

THE F.B.I WAS ALREADY WARNING ABOUT AN EPIDEMIC OF MORTGAGE FRAUD BUT WERE USELESS LIKE A WET BLANKET TO STOP THIS. I THINK ITS TIME FBI TO RELEASE ALL THE INFORMATION AND LET THE PEOPLE DETERMINE WHAT IS RELEVANT AND THE PEOPLE ARE MODs' NOT MOBs' YOU NOB' ERIC CANTER AND IM GOING TO TACK ALL MY INNOVATE IDEAS TO CHINA WHERE THERE IS A 99% CHANCE THAT IT WILL NOT BE STOLEN ; YOU STOLE FROM ME AMERICANA AND IF I GO DOWN SO WILL YOU' AND CHINA ONLY DO BUSINESS WITH YOU AMERICANA BECAUSE IT HAS TOO ;THAT IS THE REALITY YOU HAVE TO FACE AMERICA

got to go alien 3 is starting

Oct. 09 2011 04:34 AM
Timon T-M from NJ

It's to be expected that Bloomberg would say this. Fat cats bankroll politicians. Bloomberg wants to keep people with money happy for obvious reasons including stability of the city. However, everyone has to realize that this movement did not start for the sake of the status quo. It is about changing a corrupt morally bankrupt system, and some of these "working people" on wall street will be sacrificed, if you will. But their pain is no greater than that of the people who have lost homes and seen THEIR livelihood destroyed because of Wall street greed. To the protesters: don't be shamed or mocked into giving up.

Oct. 07 2011 11:49 PM
Scott

Yes, and more of those union workers and workers in general would be employed right now if more of the "people being vilified" and their corporate employers were paying their fair share.

Oct. 07 2011 06:52 PM

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