Oh no, our public servants have identified a great threat to society. An invasion of sorts. Is it terrorists? Is it meth cooks/dealers/users who spend less time in jail than you do at the DMV? Is it illegal aliens? No, this is something much more sinister.
And like our founding fathers we must take up arms and fight this evil, this despicable entity known as... Wal-Mart.
Yes, Sam Adams is horrified that Big Box Stores that may want to bring jobs and developement to Portland and then provide citizens who choose to shop there with goods and services at a low prices. Always.
Thankfully our fearless leader is opposing the free-market with any and all tools at his disposal. With the residents of The Pearl on his side he will no doubt be able to silence the less affluent who would like to save $1.37 on their laundry detergent.
Read his post where he asks for our "thoughts" on this invasion.
Controlling the Big Box Store Invasion