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30-09-11 Mayor Bloomberg Claims ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Are Targeting Bankers Who ‘Are Struggling To Make Ends Meet’

30-09-11 Mayor Bloomberg Claims ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Are Targeting Bankers Who ‘Are Struggling To Make Ends Meet’

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Published by William J Greenberg
This morning, while on local radio host John Gambling’s show, New York City 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.
This morning, while on local radio host John Gambling’s show, New York City 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.

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Published by: William J Greenberg on Oct 02, 2011
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on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:40 pmFor 13 days, hundreds of demonstrators haveencamped themselveson WallStreet in New York City, hoping to call attention to the financial sector’sgreed and inequities in the American economic system. This morning, while on local radio host John Gambling’s show, New York Citymayor Michael Bloombergwas askedabout the demonstrations on WallStreet. Bloomberg condemned the protests, claiming that the protesters aretargeting people who making “$40-50,000 a year and are struggling to makeends meet.” He then went on to say people are focusing too much on thecauses of the financial crisis and that we need to be nicer to the bankingindustry so that it starts lending again. He concluded by saying that we are“blaming the wrong people” by “blaming the banks” for the recession:GAMBLING: Mr. Mayor, let’s talk about Zuccoti Park and the protesters. Howdo you end that thing?BLOOMBERG: The protesters are protesting against
people who make $40-50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet.
That’s thebottom line.
Those are the people that work on Wall Street or on thefinance sector.
[...] People in this day and age need support for theiremployers. We need the banks, if the banks don’t go out and make loans wewill not come out of our economy problems, we will not have jobs. And so

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