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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    What do you mean so what?

    That's what makes mothering and being a stay at home mom so stressful - if you have all that covered: what's to fuss over?

    A lot of my time was spent clipping coupons and planning meals to figure out how to make 7 meals happen when only spending money on the ingredient for 5. . . time and money management just doesn't become a factor in your life if you don't have a reason to manage it.

    I experienced a lot of guilt - money was very tight but we made it work and usually at the sacrifice of something the kids needed or wanted or I needed or wanted. Things would have been completely different if money just grew on trees - instead, I felt horrible for my husband who was the only one supporting all of us: it was exhausting to him and that strained our marriage for a while.
    I'm sure there are things Ann Romney had to deal with that you didn't either. Do you think her life is stress-free simply because she has more money than you?

    And, I don't care is someone is a fragillinaire. It doesn't mean that they won't be a good public servant. George Washington was incredibly rich - see how that worked out?


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    War On Wealth?

    Why do we constantly attack wealth in this country, without understanding how that wealth was derived?

    If you swindle people to achieve your wealth, then that should be up for ridicule. But, what about the harder working American, who obtain wealth through determination, creativity, tenacity and by simply playing the game by the book. Should they be open for ridicule, merely because they are wealthy?

    Shouldn't we all aspire to a certain degree of financial and personal economic well being? What's wrong with having an elevator in your house - I find that it could be a very practical use of money, depending on how old you are, or whether your age hampers your physical health. You just might need an elevator as a technical solution to a physical problem. No harm in that - none whatsoever.

    This is one of the reasons why I am not a Republican, nor am I a Democrat. Both sides will take the most sublime issue, and find a way to turn it into a "War On..." matter of national security. If the Woman does not want to work, then fine with me. If Romney's business history as a Private Equity Venture Partner, was enough to set his Wife up for life, such that she never had to work another day in her life, so be it - good for her.

    I want my Wife, to have the freedom of choice about what she does with Her time. That's what a real man does, by the way - he provides for his Family, such that they have the freedom to make alternative choices in life. I know that might sound a little old skool to many of you young'lings, but a man should take care of his family that way, if he can. Not all men can - not all men have the means and that's ok to, as long as they at least try.

    I just think these petty, meaningless issues, really don't do the campaign for the Presidency any genuine justice at all.

    No doubt, anyone that knows anything about children - knows full well that being a stay at home Mother, is one of the toughest jobs you can ever have. The society you live in, will be absolutely no better than the children you rear at home. Keep that in mind that next time you contemplate dogging a stay at home Mom. Most of them work their butts off, every single day across America - without pay and often times without very much appreciation.

    And, no - I am definitely NOT a Romney supporter by any stretch of the imagination. Just for the record.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Indeed - too bad my parents weren't wealthy when they had me
    same here. I like to say I was born in the south- south Brooklyn!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Exactly right! Venture capitialism is perhaps the most risky of all ventures, and to m ake a lot of money doing it is pretty good!


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    I have nothing against Mitt Romney, but if you actually look into and do some research on how private equity firms such as Bain Capital operate, you'll realize that "risk" is a relative term.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    Romeny's worst enemy continues to be his own mouth. Apparently, he recently referred to how many horses he owns and elevators in his houses... I'm not gonna go look up a link for those comments. I'm sure they are there, but I don't really care to even read them. He's a multi-millionnaire who is gonna have trouble relating to average people during the campaign. Go figure.
    Do you people ever update the playbook? LOL

    John Kerry was grotesquely rich. Clinton, Reid, Pelosi, OBAMA.....these are all immensely wealthy people. Yet, to you, only Romney's cash matters.

    What difference does it make anyway?

    Besides, do want an impoverished failure for a president?

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    Re: War On Wealth?

    Quote Originally Posted by PW4000 View Post
    Why do we constantly attack wealth in this country, without understanding how that wealth was derived?
    Because many people are just plain old jealous, and can't get past their false belief that life should be fair.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    ..George Washington was incredibly rich - see how that worked out?

    George Washington, owned other Human Beings as chattel and did absolutely nothing to set the moral record straight as President of the United States. Exactly how did that work out morally for Washington?

    Being "good" means more than being opportunistic, and being an effective leader is neither a right, nor a sure fire guarantee of undeserved privilege.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Besides, do want an impoverished failure for a president?
    If that Presidential candidate came through his/her period of impoverishment and failure, while learning to apply to his/her life the lessons taken from it - then yes, he or she could end up being the most effective President America has ever known.

    Often times, more can be learned from failure, than is learned from untainted (unrestricted) success.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Do you people ever update the playbook? LOL

    John Kerry was grotesquely rich. Clinton, Reid, Pelosi, OBAMA.....these are all immensely wealthy people. Yet, to you, only Romney's cash matters.

    What difference does it make anyway?

    Besides, do want an impoverished failure for a president?
    Not that I really have anything against wealthy politicians, but to put things in perspective:

    Clinton Net Worth: 80 million.
    Reid Net Worth: 3.4 million
    Pelosi Net Worth: 35.5 million
    Obama Net Worth: 10.5 million (mostly from book royalties)

    Romney Net Worth: 250 million
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    Yeah, because she made good decisions in her life. Married a man who stayed with the family, loves his family, not some dead beat dad who leaves the mother with a bunch of toddlers. She should be condemned because she chose wisely???
    She made the decision to stay home. Romney made the decision to be a good father. She can't take credit for that.

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