THE OCCUPY Wall Street movement has put New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (net worth: $19.5 billion) in a bit of a pickle.
Being both the city’s mayor and its richest person makes him a poster child for the tyranny of the One Percent. Actually, as the 12th richest person in America, Bloomberg is technically part of the 0.0000001 Percent, but that’s hard to put into a chant. When this guy hangs out with the One Percent, he’s practically slumming.
… But the mayor isn’t the only one having a hard time finding an effective way to slam the protests.
Rush Limbaugh denounced the protests as “99 percent white kids”—which isn’t true, but I like the idea that he would be down with the struggle if only there were more brothers in the park. I think if Occupy Wall Street were 99 percent Black and Brown kids, Rush Limbaugh would be calling for air strikes.