By Natalie O’Neill
November 11, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters – some in costume – hit Downtown on Thursday, rallying outside JP Morgan Chase’s offices to condemn tax breaks that gave the wealthy bank hundreds of millions in subsidies even though the company did not retain the thousands of jobs it promised.
“Deliver your promises or give us our money back,” said organizer Kristi Barnes, one of three-dozen protesters who cited a decades-old deal with the state’s Industrial Development Agency that created $237 million in tax breaks to retain 5,000 jobs by 2013.
Fewer than a third have been kept, protesters said...
One man, Austin Guest, donned a walrus mustache and top hat — and toted a cartoonish bag of money — to satirize the greedy bankers.
“I can’t help notice all you rabble rousers are a little confuddled about my bank,” he said. “But, please, just shoo!” ...
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