Bloomberg Goes After Protesters

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.