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Colbert Tells Poor 'Become Rich People's Pets' (VIDEO)

First Posted: 11/03/11 05:13 PM ET Updated: 11/03/11 05:29 PM ET

Colbert Ows Rich Pets

Continuing his satirical coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its message of the 99% vs. 1%, Stephen Colbert offered a bold new solution to income inequality: the poor should become rich people's pets.

On his recurring segment "The Word," Colbert explained that since the pets of rich people seem to have more disposable income than the poor -- and even enjoy healthcare -- that becoming the cherished property of the affluent could be a good career move for the 99%.

Watch the whole clip above and let us know what your solution to income inequality would be.


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Filed by Carol Hartsell  |