Mayor Bloomberg Tells Protesters To Leave Jamie Dimon Alone
When the anti-Wall Street kids turned their focus to JP Morgan Chase, NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg felt it necessary to defend his neighbor in the hopes protesters would back off:
“You know, Jamie Dimon is one of the greatest bankers, he’s brought more business to this city than maybe any other banker,” the mayor said of the JP Morgan CEO at the Bronx Library Center off Fordham Road, where he announced a new literacy initiative this afternoon. “To go and pick on him, I don’t know what that achieves. Jamie Dimon is honorable and works very hard and pays his taxes.”
As if that weren't enough, Bloomberg went on to suggest that something like Occupy Hollywood or Occupy Football Players in Atlanta might be a better use of protesters' time. “You know a lot of people make a lot of money, athletes and actors, and other business people,” the mayor said at his press conference.
Clueless. As little as I understand the whole drum circle business happening at Zuccotti Park right now, I'm pretty sure it's not ALL people with more money than them the protesters are mad at.