'The Stock Came from Mitt’s Father'
Mitt Romney's comments about moochers are getting lots of notice, but something else he said caught my attention. Does he really think people will believe this?:
I have inherited nothing. There is a perception, 'Oh, we were born with a silver spoon, he never had to earn anything and so forth.'
Here's Ann Romney discussing their student days:
They were not easy years… 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.
The stock came from Mitt’s father. ...
That sounds pretty tough, doesn't it? One of them almost had to get a job! Thank god (or dad) for that stock. [Oh, and since we're on the topic of statements that are of questionable veracity, here's more on Ryan's tall tales.]
Posted by Mark Thoma on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM in Economics, Politics |
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