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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:17 PM

Romney’s Advice To Students: Borrow Money From Your Parents





If you’re young and you want to start your own business, Mitt Romney’s has some advice from you: Borrow money from your parents. At a “lecture” for students at Otterbein University in Ohio today, Mitt Romney told students that, his friend, Jimmy John, started a business by borrowing $20,000 from his parents at a low interest rate. Romney suggested anyone in the audience could do the same:

This kind of devisiveness, this attack of success, is very different than what we’ve seen in our country’s history. We’ve always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.


The advice fits right into the characterization that Romney is ‘out of touch’ with regular people. Most students don’t have parents with $20,000 in disposable capital sitting around to give to their kids to start a business.

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http://thinkprogress.org/special/2012/04/27/473096/romney-borrow-money-parents/




Note: Bolding is mine for emphasis.

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Tx4obama Apr 2012 OP
montanacowboy Apr 2012 #1
Bicoastal Apr 2012 #2
Indianademocrat91 Apr 2012 #3
gateley Apr 2012 #4
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #5
enough Apr 2012 #6
AsahinaKimi Apr 2012 #10
HereSince1628 Apr 2012 #7
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #16
HereSince1628 Apr 2012 #17
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #18
HereSince1628 Apr 2012 #19
PearliePoo2 Apr 2012 #8
Tx4obama Apr 2012 #9
WingDinger Apr 2012 #11
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2012 #12
SheilaT Apr 2012 #13
Iliyah Apr 2012 #14
Clouseau2 Apr 2012 #15
Tx4obama Apr 2012 #20
Left Coast2020 Apr 2012 #21
jb5150 Apr 2012 #22

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:19 PM

1. Keep it UP

fuckwad - yep, hey mom and dad, hows about a 25 grand loan?

most parents I know don't have $25 to loan

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:22 PM

2. I earned $20,000 out of college the old fashioned way...

...by being hit by a car a semester before graduation.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:24 PM

3. Mitt Romney to students:

I have friends who are sandwich shop owners...so I know a thing or two about this "freak fast delivery" you kids seem to be into these days

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:26 PM

4. No. Clue. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:46 PM

5. Good Gawd... He is absolutely hopeless... A clueless Boor in every way

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:48 PM

6. Wow, he's not just pretending to be clueless. It's real. (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:03 PM

10. He is totally clueless and

out of touch with people of today's America.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:50 PM

7. That apparently worked for him...

We know thanks to Ann's telling us that while he was at BYU they lived off his 'investments' rather than some sort of student work, or outside job.

That's very interesting because it isn't at all clear how he earned the money he invested...

Born in 1947 he graduated HS in 1965. He went to Stanford, he worked as a night security guard to fund secret trips home to see Ann. In 1966 he took a draft deferrment to enter an unpaid 30 month mission for the mormons in France.

He returned from that mission started university, married his wife in 1969 and graduated college in 1971.

So, if Ann's story is true, it seems that by his 19th birthday he had acquired more than enough money for himself to live for 6 years and to support Ann for 2 years.

There is really no way he paid for the 6 years before grad school from the money saved from less than a year as a security guard!

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:22 PM

16. Unpaid living in France?

Somebody paid for that trip, and other expenses.
Oh well, as long as he got that Vie Nam deferment, that is what matters.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:46 PM

17. I meant he was unpaid for his service as a missionary. n/t

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:34 PM

18. My question was meant to be: how did he cover living cost in France

if he was unpaid?
The Mormon chruch?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:25 PM

19. Mormon missionaries paid their own way, usually from savings.

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There's nothing in his bio about his working at anything in High School other than his father's campaign for governor so there isn't any evidence that he saved enough from part time work to fund his own mission.

Even if his night job as a security guard was full time, it couldn't have paid enough to live on for 6 years, two of those supporting Ann.


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:51 PM

8. Check out the rousing energy and enthusiasm to Mittens message!!!

Those college kids....they love him!! They are going crazy!!.....wait...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:57 PM

9. #borrowmoneyfromyourparents is trending on Twitter :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:21 PM

11. Fuck You Mutt, Mom and Dad won't get a bailout.

 

The banks DID. That punk is ALL USURY, in and out. If you gotz family with wallet, you're golden. If not, too bad so sad. Shoulda been born into a family with ongoing wealth and power.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:40 PM

12. You and your buds stole ALL of our parents' nestegg, nothing left to loan.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:43 PM

13. It is genuinely scary that he is so clueless

that he really thinks that most parents could easily lend a kid that kind of money. It's like the casual ten thousand dollar bet offer to Rick Perry. He has no idea what ten thousand or twenty thousand dollars is to the vast middle of this country, let alone those at the bottom rungs.

He needs to be required to spend six months at a minimum wage job, and support himself on that. Find an apartment, buy food, get to and from work. No cheating. No dipping into his actual wealth. Okay, I'd let him start with five hundred bucks so tide him over before the first paycheck, even though that's more than many people have. And if he only had to do it for a few weeks or a month, I don't think it would sink in what the real world is like for so many people. No, it needs to be for six months. Which is still a lot less than the lifetime that so many endure who have nothing.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:51 PM

14. He's clueless

and so are his writers. Thats why now they are claiming that Pres O is dividing America, y'know, what they are trying to do.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:20 PM

15. Borrow $20K, or ....

Even better: Have your dad be the governor of Michigan and chairman and President of the American Motors Corporation!

Then you can borrow way more than $20K. Why start on the ground floor when you can start in the penthouse?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:56 AM

20. Bumpin' up for the night crew :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:47 AM

21. He probably got his loans from his rich LDS buddies.

They do help their own ya know. Part of that club Carlin told us about.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:12 AM

22. Poor Mitt........He can't help it,

He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.

Am I the only one who wishes Ann Richards was still around?

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