“I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” House majority leader Eric Cantor (R) of Virginia told the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington Friday. “And believe it or not, some in this town, have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans.”
“God bless them for their spontaneity,” Rep. Pelosi told reporters Thursday. “It’s young, it’s spontaneous, it’s focused and it’s going to be effective.”
“The focus is on Wall Street and justifiably so,” Pelosi said. “The message of the American people is that no longer … will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause massive joblessness on Main Street.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg – with a net worth of nearly $20 billion he’s way up there among the 1 percenters – felt the need to stand up for his city’s bankers.
“The protests that are trying to destroy the jobs of working people in this city aren’t productive,” Bloomberg said during his weekly radio show Friday.
It seems unlikely that the protesters will actually “destroy the jobs” of investment bankers and others in the financial industry – don’t expect to see men in suits and ties selling apples on Wall Street – but never mind.