If We Are the 99 Percent, Who Is the 47?

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New York's Zuccotti Park has little vegetation. It's mostly sleek black ledges and an odd red sculpture.  But one year ago yesterday a movement began there which centered on issues of income inequality, under the slogan "We are the 99%." Last night over a hundred protesters were arrested on Wall Street to mark the movement's first anniversary. At about the same time a video was leaked showing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney telling supporters that the 47 percent of non-income-tax paying Americans won't support him. We discuss income inequality, Romney's remarks, and the direction of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

 

 

Credits

Guests:
Chris Cillizza - Washington Post - @thefix, James Antle - Washington Examiner - @jimantle, Jon Bakija - Williams College, Todd Gitlin - Columbia University - @toddgitlin

Host:
Mike Pesca

Producers:
Evan George, Anna Scott, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal