Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, NY, LA and Seattle. The Bronze to Mayor Bloomberg

Thirty protestors were arrested at the Occupy Wall Street Protest in Seattle on Wednesday.  They were arrested for camping overnight in a city park.  Since these arrests were made in the afternoon, not sure how that is camping overnight.  Seattle's arrests sharply contrasts with Los Angeles where the city council issued a resolution endorsing the Occupy LA movement.  7 of 15 city council members have signed the resolution which states, among other things that:
“today corporations hold undue power and influence in our country,” and notes that the LA County Federation of Labor has officially endorsed its “sisters and brothers” in Occupy LA.  
The LA Times front page Occupy LA story

In New York where 20 protestors were arrested today, Mayor Bloomberg embarrassed himself and demonstrated how completely out of touch he is by saying that Americans should "help the banks" and that;
"The protesters are protesting against people who make $40-50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet. That's the bottom line," Bloomberg said, adding that "we all" share blame for taking on too much risk, not just the financial industry.
 "And people in this day and age need support for their employers. If the banks don't go out and make loans we will not come out of our economic problems, we will not have jobs so anything we can do that's responsible to help the banks do that is what we need."
Mayor Bloombergs comments are so egregious that they earned him the Bronze in Worst Persons in Countdown with Keith Olbermann. 

Occupy Seattle Website
Occupy Wall

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