Bloomberg Goes After Protesters

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site, September 11, 2011 in New York City. New York City and the nation are commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Noah K. Murray-Pool/Getty Images)

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    New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is sticking up for the financial sector in the face of growing protests. “The protests that are trying to destroy the jobs of working people in this city aren’t productive,” Bloomberg said of the Occupy Wall Street protests, now in their third week. “If you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people.” He said the city is trying to give the protesters space—“not 'play out,' that isn't quite the right word, but let them express themselves”—he warned that if anybody broke the law they would be arrested. House GOP Leader Eric Cantor told an audience at the Values Voters Summit that he was “increasingly concerned” about the “growing mobs” on Wall Street.

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