Colbert offers a Modest Proposal for solving income inequality

By David Ferguson
Thursday, November 3, 2011 8:58 EDT
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On Wednesday’s Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert dedicated his nightly “The Word” segment to the question of income inequality. The segment, entitled “Bite the hand that feeds you”, suggests that the best answer ultimately may be for poor people to become rich people’s pets. Poor people would have lots of room to run and play, plenty of exercise, and our meals would contain “real chunks of beef lip”. And we might even be lucky enough to get health insurance as part of the deal.

Hey, it’s a living.

Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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