Summary: Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday that he’ll allow the Wall Street protesters to stay indefinitely, provided they abide by the law, marking his strongest statement to date on the city’s willingness to let demonstrators occupy a park in Lower Manhattan.
Well if he let Muslims build a Mosque a few blocks up from the WTC, what’s the big deal about some smelly freeloaders ?
Good, this means we’ll cancel our Thanksgiving plans to go see the family in Yonkers - we had always liked the pilgrimage to WTC, the Met - etc.
We’ll spend that money elsewhere this year.
sooner or later, these pampered trust-fund babies, parent-supported, and taxpayer-assisted students have to return to class eventually.
Say goodbye to NYC tourism. Without that and wall street, NYC won’t have enough revenue to keep itself afloat.
How is camping out in a city park not breaking the law?
Bloomberg is right. Leave the occupants alone. They have the right to assembly. So long as they aren’t hurting anyone or breaking any laws, then protecting their right to assembly is protecting our right to assembly.
Also, I, too, am tired of Corporate Welfare. I can sympathize with them on that one. They don’t like it for the same reason that international socialists have always disliked national socialists, but that is a different subject.
On that tiny little similarity I see a point of common ground.
The government has bailed out banks, investment firms, insurance companies, car companies, energy firms, and mortgage houses.
If they want to rail against that, then have at it.
I’m half tempted to take a sign that says “A Conservative Who Agrees With you on Cronyism” and carry it in their parades.
Perhaps they’d leave rather than associate with the riffraff.
What about the rights of the person/persons who own that park they're trashing and squatting in(literally)and who wants them out. It's their private property, not city owned.
And what about the rights of McDonalds and the other businesses which "have to clean their bathrooms every 5 minutes" for their unpaying customers.
As another poster said....."move them to Central Park" and let Bloomberg deal with them there.
Would Rudy Giuliani have put up with this? I think not.
IIRC, NYC was a much safer cleaner place when he was mayor.
we need some freepers to infiltrate. Does anyone here have any college age kids who are out of work? and extra $400 to $650 a week might come in handy.
They’re down there selling heroin, ruining bathrooms of local businesses. Hurting the eateries in the area. Obama and the democrats own this mess and whatever happens down there. Obama and Hoffa called for it and they all continue to support it. They are nothing but loser anarchists. I watched a lot of college football this weekend and the stadiums across the country were packed with tens of thousands of college kids who are at school - not living under a tarp doing drugs. What’s happening on Wall Street has turned into a free-for-all place to crash and freeload.
I bet MSNBC will forget to mention that a lot of these protesters are paid during their fawning coverage.