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Democrats adopt ‘occupy’ rhetoric

Street protests provide fuel for some lawmakers

‘Ninety- nine percent of the people are 100 percent fed up,’ Edward J. Markey said last month. ‘Ninety- nine percent of the people are 100 percent fed up,’ Edward J. Markey said last month.
By Bobby Caina Calvan
Globe Staff / November 23, 2011
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From individual House members like Representative Edward Markey to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrats in Congress are beginning to adopt the “us-versus-them’’ themes emblazoned on protest signs and chanted in protests from Wall Street to Oakland. It’s some of the clearest evidence that the angry protests of the left are beginning to resonate within the halls of power. Markey echoed the Occupy Wall Street rhetoric when he railed against big oil: “These companies aren’t just the one percent of America, they are the one percent plus.’’

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