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  •  Someone dhould give Al Franken's wife a mic (3+ / 0-)
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    right now

    "Franni takes the same attitude toward Social Security that she took to our kids when they were toddlers.  Don’t touch.  If you touch them, I will destroy you.

    See, when Franni Bryson was seventeen months old, her father, Donald, a World War II vet, died in a car accident on his way home from his job at the paper mill.  That left her twenty-nine-year-old mother to take care of Franni and her four siblings-Kathy, seven; Carla, five; Neil, three; and Bootsie, threemonths old.  Franni’s mom has a high school education and, as soon as Bootsie started school, got a job working odd hours in the produce department at a nearby supermarket.  Her paycheck, a very small veterans’ widows’ benefit, and the survivor benefits from Social Security weren’t always enough to keep the heat on during the Maine winters, or the telephone or the lights for that matter, but they did put food on the table.  (Though a terrific cook, my mother-in-law sometimes had to serve fried dough to feed her family).

    Let him have Franni

    Some people have short memories

    by lenzy1000 on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 11:38:58 AM PDT

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