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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:06 PM

10. This is breaking my heart.

The poverty and struggle poor Mitt and Ann had to endure.

“We stayed till Mitt graduated in 1971, and when he was accepted at Harvard Law, we came east. He was also accepted at Harvard Business School as part of a joint program that admits 25 a year, so he was getting degrees from Harvard Law and Business schools at the same time.

“Remember, we’d been paying $62 a month rent, but here, rents were $400, and for a dump. This is when we took the now-famous loan that Mitt talks about from his father and bought a $42,000 home in Belmont, and you know? The mortgage payment was less than rent. Mitt saw that the Boston market was behind Chicago, LA and New York. We stayed there seven years and sold it for $90,000, so we not only stayed for free, we made money. As I said, Mitt’s very bright.


It is just like the pain my wife and I endured when she was going to grad school ... except for the part about having stock to sell and the part about the loan from a parent and buying a house and the part about making a $47,000 profit on the house.

People need to stop picking on the sad couple.

Right?

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