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Mayor Bloomberg Claims "Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Are Targeting Bankers Who "Are Struggling To Make Ends Meet'

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This morning, while on local radio show, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked about the demonstrations on Wall Street. Bloomberg condemned the protests, claiming that the protesters are targeting people who making '$40-50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet.' He then went on to say people are focusing too much on the causes of the financial crisis and that we need to be nicer to the banking industry so that it starts lending again. He concluded by saying that we are 'blaming the wrong people' by 'blaming the banks' for the recession. Actually, the median salary for stockbrokers is approximately $88,000 a year. But that is besides the point. The demonstrators are not targeting the individuals who work on Wall Street, they are targeting the financial institutions and practices they represent. Defending the undefendable. Ditch Bloomberg, NYC!

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that the mayor is a large shareholder of nume... by Archie on Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 at 4:11:41 PM
Why not nationalize 'too big to fail banks' and pu... by Hubert Steed on Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 at 5:21:46 PM
I've hear great things about The Bank of North Dak... by jtenn on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 12:15:11 PM
Gee how sad for the bank employees that are strugg... by Rachel Contreras on Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 at 6:23:03 PM
"Focus too much on the causes", that is where all ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 at 9:57:20 PM
figure that if there is a halfway decent god then ... by zon moy on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 12:08:40 AM
A stock broker is not a rodeo clown, or is it? Are... by Allan Wayne on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 1:24:09 AM
Why didn't the banksters tell us they didn't want ... by Marika on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 5:30:55 AM
Hey Mike, if you are ever able pull your... by Donald on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 8:03:49 AM
Was he talking about their salaries, or the most m... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 8:19:05 AM
Sir; You are on the wrong side of this argume... by jtenn on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 12:21:55 PM
the eye of a needle?... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 2:52:29 PM