Blumenauer calls for food cart cash mob

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Friday, September 07, 2012

Rep. Earl Blumenauer is calling for a "cash mob" at Portland food carts in advance of Paul Ryan's Monday Governor Hotel visit that could close nearby streets and businesses.

Blumenauer's "cash mob" is a response to Mitt Romney's visit to Portland on June 4, when U.S. Secret Service and Portland Police officials abruptly told food cart operators to shut down and go home, missing the lunchtime rush. Blumenauer was angry about the lack of notice and wrote to Secret Service and city officials demanding to know why no notice was given.

Blumenauer called the cash mob and his efforts non-partisan. "This is not about Paul Ryan or the Secret Service," he said. "This is about helping local small businesses not be collateral damage to modern campaigns."

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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+1 #1 double standardGuest 2012-09-07 18:26:55
Except, of course, everything (including airspace and all travelers) shut down when the Candidate-in-Ch ief or his sitting VP come to town.
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+1 #2 Is this what he spends his time on?Guest 2012-09-07 18:31:42
I wish our illustrious, never-actually- created-a-real- job-once-in-his -life, Congressman would spend his time on things that really matter. Time for him to be replaced.
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0 #3 P.R. guyGuest 2012-09-07 21:59:39
This is so tacky, Mr. Congressman. Never heard from you when Democratic candidates came to town. And you wonder why Congress is dysfunctional.
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