WATCH: What the One Percent Thinks About OWS [Saunders Cartoon]


Editors’ note: Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. In this week’s animation, we find out what the one percent think America should do to fix the economic inequalities fueling the Occupy Wall Street protests. “Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps—unless you can afford to have a politician do it for you,” advises one of Wall Street’s fat cats nestled inside the Chamber of Commerce. As always, that’s Zina Saunders doing her own voice work. Plus: Find more of Mother Jones’ #OWS coverage here.

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