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The scene: A stark room with a long overpriced meeting table in the center. Several video conference screens are in the front of the room.
The attendees: Bloomberg and other “concerned” 1%ers.
Bloomberg: I know you guys want them gone, we all want them gone.
1%er: Then get rid of them.
Bloomberg: That’s going to be hard, they have a lot of public support, their movement is picking up steam and more and more people are joining every day.
1%er: That’s not our problem. We pay you to deal with this crap.
Bloomberg: Yes I know but..
1%er: This should be obvious so my having to point it out to you means you’re going to be a couple million short for your next re-election campaign.
1%er: Shut up and fucking listen. People in the US are worried about jobs. We’re not worried about them but they are so thats what you use. Figure out some way to make these people look like employment terrorists or something. They are the Al-Qaeda boogeymen of jobs. Make the country hate them because they are going to take away their jobs.
Bloomberg: I’m not sure how I’d do that exactly…
A phone flies across the room in Bloomberg’s general direction. The 1%er who threw it immediately has a new one in his hands, replaced by one of several assistants.
1%er: MAKE IT HAPPEN.
The next morning on Bloomberg’s radio show…
Bloomberg: 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!