You're not imagining it, Wally. It really is better. That's why people envy it so much. BTW, the gentleman who wrote/sang the "piggie" song is now a multi-multi millionaire himself. Talk about massive irony....
I don't actually see anything referencing Occupy in this strip. To me, it's a sharp satire on the 1% themselves, the way they would like things to be.
Wally better be careful. He surrendered his key and if he leaves, he'll never get back in.
If Napoleon Hill the famous Sales Man who wrote "Think and Grow Rich" could envision talking
to famous dead people to get their advice, I don't think there a problem with Wally creating
his dream world of wealth. Lets see he has mother complex (3 breasts), a magicians hat with a
dollar sign showing his idea making personal wealth, and a pig snout no doubt from observing
the PHB for so many years. Pigs root out sustenance (wealth) and the muck and wire as do
politicians, stock manipulators, unions bosses, and even the occupy wallstreeters of whom many
are paid to demonstrate. Wally needs to wear a snout because of the way he got his money.
Wally needs to wake up soon.