Thousands of demonstrators have been protesting against the banks and the rich in New York. The NYPD outstepped the boundaries of ‘to serve and protect’ during the first rally by beating and tear-gassing women. Arrests for civil disobedience climbed into the hundreds, as the anti-rich mob was directed onto the Brooklyn Bridge by white-shirted NYPD police officers. These two events served as a waking call to the sleeping rebelliousness of the young, disenfranchised, union workers, and those angered by the ‘let them drink piss’ attitude of the wealthy and their Wall Street lackeys.The media ignored the disturbances for a good week. CNN and Fox News typically ridiculed the outburst against the ruination of America’s economy for the sake of corporate bonuses as the rantings from the radical fringe. The numbers increased with each passing day and New York’s billionaire mayor has criticized the protests with all the vitriol of an outraged czar. "What they're trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city. They're trying to take away the tax base we have because none of this is good for tourism. If the jobs they are trying to get rid of in this city -- the people that work in finance, which is a big part of our economy -- we're not going to have any money to pay our municipal employees or clean the blocks or anything else."Mayor Bloomberg is on the wrong side of the argument. The reason the city doesn’t have money for pay for its schools, bridges, parks, police et al is not the fault of a few thousands protestors, but the direct result of kowtowing to the finance industry. They pay little taxes into the city coffers and then expect the federal government to bail them out when they rolled craps at the casino they called the stock market.As always I only have two words for Mayor Bloomberg.“Fuck you.”And I really mean it.