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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Good on ya. Totally agree. I can't imagine what it would be like trying to raise 6 boys. I do know it wouldn't be a walk in the park.
    Neither can I, which is why the husband will be getting "fixed" after two. I think that'll be my max.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    I was actually trying to focus on what this reflects of *his* views and *his* beliefs and how that might effect his decisions as president . . . not so much reflecting on her choices in life.

    I just can't connect to her - women like her (like my mother in law - and my grandmother in law) I wouldn't choose her path (their path) in life: I would have felt like I failed as an individual if I spent my entire life caring for my kids and grandkids and became nothing more than my husband's sidekick and trophy wife. Honestly - until I started college I did feel like that about myself and it damn near drove me to suicide. So maybe I'm putting myself in her shoes and imagining myself wanting to claw my eyes out as I only became tethered to his hip my whole life - a mere dependent child that never grows up - and dies forever reliant on someone else's welfare to carry me through . . . not a feel-good thing to me at all.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Not really - all of her kids are grown: why isn't she employed now? Is it considered a sin in their eyes to find employment when you're a woman?

    I think it actually brings up some significant questions - our government is suppose to foster equality and freedom and further the belief that women have a right to work and should find employment as it suits their needs in their life. Does Romney believe that women have a right to work or are we going to see hints of male-favoritism as we did during the Great Depression if the government tries to step in to help with employment issues and exludes women in the process if he's in office?

    I don't think it's wrong to be a stay at home mom: I am one.

    But at some point you stop being a stay at home mom - their youngets child was born in 1981, making him one year younger than me. . . she is no longer a stay at home mom for her children - that is no longer her description in life and does not account for their actual beliefs at present.

    What does she do - if anything - with all these years she's had? Where does he fall in his beliefs? If we bring the President's career choices and his wife's career choices into question (yes - I was here last election: I remmeber all of that quite clearly and it wasn't all a negative issue) then why can't we question this and what it reflects on them as people of this country.

    I have a serious problem with a grown capable woman who does not find employment - ever. My husband's mother is one and she's lowly in my view: living freely and welloff on the hard work of others and has done nothing to earn anything for herself. It is a questionable existance: it's wealthy laziness.
    Could it be that maybe just maybe she and her husband have decided they are actually HAPPY with their life choices and OMIGOSH...dont feel the need to live someone elses lives and standards? Gasp!

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    I have two boys and let me tell you, I can't imagine raising 5 (I originally stated 7 but double checked and it is 5). Between the sports, school activities and friends, I am constantly running them around!

    I was a SAHM for nine years and went back part-time now that they are in school. DH works lot's of hours so the amount of stress added to him and the family if I worked full-time would be too much for us. If DH made a ton of money I probably wouldn't work either. There are a ton of things one can do to be a useful and contributing member to society without getting paid.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Neither can I, which is why the husband will be getting "fixed" after two. I think that'll be my max.

    I have one and she just about drives us both crazy. Love her with everything in me though.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    It just goes hand and hand now with the attack on the rich. Just good marketing.
    Yeah, a much better strategy is to attack hispanics, women, and the poor. The Republicans have that down to a fine art.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anniegetyourgun View Post
    I have two boys and let me tell you, I can't imagine raising 5 (I originally stated 7 but double checked and it is 5). Between the sports, school activities and friends, I am constantly running them around!

    I was a SAHM for nine years and went back part-time now that they are in school. DH works lot's of hours so the amount of stress added to him and the family if I worked full-time would be too much for us. If DH made a ton of money I probably wouldn't work either. There are a ton of things one can do to be a useful and contributing member to society without getting paid.
    That's sad - I see being able to be employed as a matter of self-reliance and independence, something to succeed at, feel good about and strive for - a privilidge to be employed . . . I haven't had a job in 9 years and I can't imagine just being stuck like this for the rest of my life - I'd want to just shoot myself.

    Obviously some people don't have issues being reliant on others for everything - and I have serious issues with that.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Basically, this seems like another anti-Romney marketing tool from the left. Cheers.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Still deflecting to the right eh?
    Still pointing out hypocrisy where I see it, yep.

    Not that there's anything to deflect in this case. Just another ODS misfire.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    That's sad - I see being able to be employed as a matter of self-reliance and independence, something to succeed at, feel good about and strive for - a privilidge to be employed . . . I haven't had a job in 9 years and I can't imagine just being stuck like this for the rest of my life - I'd want to just shoot myself.

    Obviously some people don't have issues being reliant on others for everything - and I have serious issues with that.
    They did a ton of studies on this, and the conclusions were the same.

    People are different. Different things make different people happy.
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