Michael Bloomberg: “Occupy Wall Street Is Trying To Destroy Jobs”
The New York mayor says the protests are ‘not productive’ given the importance of financial services to the city’s economy
Side note: Do you really need more proof that #ows is legit? When we have our own mayor joining the corporate prostitution, saying that people who are protesting are doing so because we are ‘trying to destroy jobs’ and not the complete opposite which is to restore a system that serves the people, you know something isn’t right whether you agree with this movement or not. Meanwhile, in Portland; Mayor and Police force join the protests. Oh and innocent watergun fights were had in Canada between police and protesters. But of course, we’re in NY the heart of the consumerist society that has evolved to become dependent on broken and greedy policies. But no, the large percentage of citizens who grew tired of this are the bad ones.. right.
The New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has accused the Occupy Wall Street protesters of trying to destroy jobs in the city. In his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said the protests against the city’s financial services were “not productive” given the importance of the sector to the local economy.
“What they’re trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city,” he said.
“If the jobs they are trying to get rid of in this city – the people that work in finance, which is a big part of our economy – go away, we’re not going to have any money to pay our municipal employees or clean our parks or anything else.”
But Bloomberg acknowledged he was sympathetic to some of the protesters’ complaints. “There are some people with legitimate complaints,” he said. The protesters are angry about the 2008 Wall Street bailout that they say allowed banks to reap huge profits while average Americans suffered high unemployment and job insecurity.
Wall Street is the backbone of the New York state economy, accounting for 13% of tax contributions.