Unlike a lot of political events in Portland, this one actually aims to include the ideas of Republicans and conservatives. According to organizer Julie Massa, plenty of tea bagger types have RSVP'd for the discussion, so now AmericaSpeaks is trying to reach out to young people and progressives. If you're concerned about the national budget dialogue being dominated by tea baggers and have some opinions on the economy yourself, consider stopping by Portland's town hall this Saturday, from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at the convention center. Things could get interesting.
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