Michael Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street
& The Tea Party Operate The Same Way
"The Tea Party I’ve always thought is very much like Occupy Wall Street. They say, ‘We don’t want it any more. We want to stop it.' And you say, ‘Oh good. What do you want to stop?’ And they can’t answer it. Both are groups of people who think that we’re going in the wrong direction. They may not have answers as to where to go, or their answers may be not-too-smart and not work and not be practical or whatever, but they are people who are not happy and they want to protest. Which is the American way, there’s nothing wrong with that. The trick is to not listen to people who have irrational ways to deal with the problems." - NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking today on his weekly radio show.