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  •  Not even that... (4+ / 0-)

    IIRC, she said things were so tight that they almost had to sell some stock...

    I think we'd all like to have such fiscal dire straits...

    Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

    by awesumtenor on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 06:39:10 AM PDT

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    •  Oh, no! Almost. I thought said they actually (0+ / 0-)

      sold it. So things weren't that bad at all.

      Confession time: When I'm not ranting about politics, I write romance novels

      by teresahill on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 06:59:01 AM PDT

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    •  She said they sold a little bit at a time. (4+ / 0-)

      http://www.theatlanticwire.com/...

      Ann Romney in 1994: When Mitt Romney was running for Senate in 1994, his wife gave a candid interview with Jack Thomas of The Boston Globe, published October 20, 1994. She told Thomas that after their Hawaii honeymoon, Mitt transferred to Brigham Young University. Back then, she still thought of that time as tough. But she wasn't as good at describing it, suggesting that it was rough living off stock options:

      "They were not easy years. You have to understand, I was raised in a lovely neighborhood, as was Mitt, and at BYU, we moved into a $62-a-month basement apartment with a cement floor and lived there two years as students with no income... Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time."

      Oh, horrors, a cement floor.

      "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." -- Patrick Henry November 6, 2012 MA-4 I am voting for my friends Barry, Liz and Joe (Obama, Warren and Kennedy)

      by BornDuringWWII on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:23:20 PM PDT

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