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Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin used the popular teen novel “The Hunger Games” to describe the current state of the nation’s economy during her speech at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday.

In “The Hunger Games,” the fictional country of Panem, which formed from a post-apoplectic North America, is divided into 14 regions. Martin compared Wall Street and K Street to Panem’s capital region, which in the novels is depicted as totalitarian and far removed from reality.

“Crony, corrupted deals are standard operating procedures,” Martin said of the respective capitols.

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