Bloomberg says Wall Street protesters trying to destroy jobs
October 8th, 2011
11:40 AM ET
3 years ago

Bloomberg says Wall Street protesters trying to destroy jobs

New York (CNN) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted Wall Street protesters, entering their 22nd day Saturday, for targeting the financial sector and "trying to destroy the jobs of working people in the city."

Speaking on WOR radio Friday, Bloomberg said the city's labor unions - many of whom swelled demonstrator ranks earlier this week - depend on salaries that "come from the taxes paid by the people they're trying to vilify."

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Filed under: Jobs • Michael Bloomberg • New York • Wall Street
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  1. Terry, VA

    Well Bloomberg call Obummie out. Tell him to stop the class warfare. This B.S. is caused by Obummie and his union thugs. Call out Obummie Bloomberg !!!!!!!!

    October 8, 2011 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. Dan

    Wall Street protesters are........REBELS WITHOUT A CLUE

    October 8, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Bloomer needs to tell terry, va, and all the other self made millionaires and billionaires to instruct their paid off republican congress to pass the jobs bill.

    October 8, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. Mo

    Nice use of the right wing media talking points there, Bloomie. I don't blame him though, he is just looking out for his Wall Street buddies.

    October 8, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  5. kurtis

    Mr Bloomberg is right, it's all about jobs for those that don't have any thanks to Wall Street. Keep up the good work protestors...your gaining world attention now.

    October 8, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. lefty avenger

    Bloomberg doesn't care about working and ex-working people. The Rich look out for the wealthy only. It's 2011 and you people still don't get it.

    October 8, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. Diane

    Wall Street has destroyed the country....along with the Republican party and it started with Ronnie!!

    October 8, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  8. Barbara Fenton

    Is Bloomberg for real! Union members pay taxes too. What ever affects the city effects union workers also. Private industy better wake up. If the unions are destroyed then more of private industry will be working part time with no benefits. Each year Bloomberg ask for more cuts, these cuts add up, but the real problem is the private contractors who the City does business with who are overcharging the city. And guess who those contractors are......rumor has it that they are his friends. Also, he is back filling jobs with private contractors that make more money than City workers, but they will not be laid off. They are protected because they are covered by a separate budget from city workers. This has been going on for years. Who are these private contractors? Rumor has it that they are laid off private sector friends, along with their children and wives. Tell me why an experienced city worker can't get promoted with a college degree, but they will hire the children of one of his friends right out of college with no experience and make the city worker train this person and then promote this person to supervise the city worker while they continue to do the work. How do I know? I worked for the city for almost 30 years.

    October 8, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  9. Voterfirdt

    Why do the republican continue to protect tax breaks for bankers and wall street. We tried that for 12 years and look were we are on the eve of another recession.

    October 8, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  10. worm

    people can sew and make there own cloths but they dont, they buy them. people have the option to grow or kill there own food, but they dont. people have the option to walk for transportation, but they dont. yet all these hippies are complaining for all these amenities that they buy although not required. u aren't required to eat at mcdonalds or taco bell but yall complain cause someone decided to get up and be preductive in like and created a company from nothing and created jobs and opportunity for others to get there start. Stop complaining and go back to work.

    October 8, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  11. James H

    So he says the protesters are trying to destroy jobs ? – WHAT JOBS ? Oh, all those jobs the"rich job creators " created !?
    These people should go a a labor pool at 4:00 am to try to make $40 , only to get turned away ...

    October 8, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  12. 99 p/c

    The demonstrators for justice should stop occupying Wall St, as soon as financial sector and corporate lobbyists stop occupying Washington, DC.

    October 8, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. hamada007

    they should do this in DC, not wall street

    October 8, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. Reggie

    Congress must support education programs like Trio and Gear up or the split between the haves and have-nots will continue to grow.

    October 8, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  15. Steve Lyons

    Employees in the financial sector need to be held liable for losses they cause to their investors. At that point they will be much more cautious with other peoples money and their fiduciary liability will keep them in check. All the way to the top of the management chain.

    October 8, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  16. JamesP

    Mr. Bloomberg, the collective American people are paying those taxes - not Wall Street banks. They took our money, you forget. So, yes, we are definitely trying to destroy the jobs of every bigwig Wall Street banker who has stolen our money.

    October 8, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  17. sky

    The nerve of this guy to say the protesters are destroying jobs. So I guess its also the protesters that made the big companies outsource jobs overseas as well. Totally laughable. Can't wait till he's out of office. Disgusting !

    October 8, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  18. Tomm

    The reality is that Wall St. is full of scamers who move papers around and take advantage of public money to make fortunes. They should be investigated by feds and heavy prison sentences should be in waiting.

    October 8, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. Gerald

    Bloomer needs to join the real world

    October 8, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. Hank in Tulsa

    Don't be fooled by these liberal shenanigans. This so-called "movement" is a carefully orchestrated retaliation against Wall Street for not paying "protection" money to the Italian mafiosos who control organized labor. Think about it, folks....the mafia didn't just "pack their things" and leave when Castro took over Cuba. They along with vast a network of communist sympathizers have been infiltrating our government for decades, culminating with the placement of the biggest commie of them all into the white house.

    Now is the time for red-blooded conservative Americans to close ranks and hold fast until the cavalry arrives. Our boys are soon to be coming home after fighting for our freedom and you can be dang well assured that they will know whose side to be on in 2012.

    October 8, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. Joel

    Bloomberg more power to the working class.enough of rich gets richer at expense of poor. Let's share the wealth

    October 8, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  22. JF

    It's time for government to stop acting like we the people asked to be laid off and support those who want nothing more than to go back to work. Congress should give up their pay until they can do the job they were hired to do. Instead they act like a bunch oh children. And they want respect?! For what? Be adults and come up with SOLUTIONS already! Prove you deserve to be there! Or be voted out!

    October 8, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  23. schoolsub

    Ending import of goods (and services) into this country is the only way to increase employment. CLOSE OUR PORTS!

    October 8, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  24. Ralph Edison

    Well, Mr. Mayor, why don't you respond as any good leader would and squash these rebellious upstarts with total force?

    October 8, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. JamBit

    See Bloomberg, that’s where you’re wrong. You and all your political buddies already successfully did that.

    October 8, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
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