Blumenauer Responds To 'The American Dream'

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, (D-Ore.) responds to media coverage of the April, "Preserving the American Dream" conference in Portland.
May 10, 2004, 2pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Writing in The Oregonian in response to the paper's coverage of the recent 'Preserving the American Dream' conference, Representative Earl Blumenauer who represents Oregon's 3rd Congressional District (including east Portland) argues: "In the minds of the conference sponsors and participants, 'the American Dream' we must preserve is the America of the Ozzie and Harriet suburb from 50 years ago -- a suburb supposedly created by 'the free market.' ... The 50-year-old version of the American Dream depended on hundreds of billions of dollars of federal funding for highways and sewers and water treatment plants and the relative starvation of funding for mass transit and intercity rail."

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Published on Friday, April 23, 2004 in The Oregonian
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