‘A classier version of Occupy Wall Street:’ What happened at the New Populism Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Progressives recently held a one-day conference in Washington, D.C. to trash capitalism and hail big government.

Watchdog.org was there and reported:

From the tea party movement to Occupy Wall Street, there’s no denying a general state of discontent with the way Washington is handling the economy.

That discontent was the fuel to the fire that drew scores of progressives to the New Populism Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

“This is not the land of economic opportunity,” U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Illinois, told the audience. “It’s growing to be the land of economic stagnation.”

Gallup suggests a majority of Americans agree with Ellison, but Americans are divided on how the country ended up here and how it can once again become an economically prosperous nation.

“When conservatives talk about opportunities, they’re talking about opportunities for the rich to get richer and the powerful to get more powerful,” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told the audience.

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