Quantcast

Romney Suggests Young Adults Get Loans ... From Their Parents

Sinpac 2012/04/28 20:25:08
I don't think Romney even realizes that most of our parents barely have
money to get by, and though they'd sacrifice anything for us, they just
plain don't have money lying around to loan us for starting our own
business.
mitt Romney laugh gif

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered a group of college students this advice on Friday: If you want to start a business, borrow money from your parents.


Romney, a wealthy former
investment banker who has struggled to soften his image as a member of
America’s super elite, was discussing ways of achieving the American
dream at Otterbein University. He said, “We've always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it. Take a risk. Get the education. Borrow money if you have to from your parents. Start a business.”


The presumptive GOP nominee
focused his remarks to students in this important swing state on trying
to show a more personal side. He talked at length about his work at Bain
Capital on investment projects that fostered the creation of the
Staples office-supply chain and other businesses. He also mentioned
political supporter Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of the pizza business
that bears his name, as an example of the American dream.


“He graduated from high school
and he didn’t want to go to college,” Romney said. “And he said to his
dad, ‘Can I borrow some money? I want to start a business.’ His dad
said, ‘You know what? I just don’t think you’ve got the discipline to
start a business and make it work.’ And he said, ‘I’ll loan you the
money, but if you can’t pay it back, with interest, by the end of the
year, I want you to go into the military, and sign up.’ And he said,
‘OK, I’ll do that.’”


Today, Romney said, “He’s got shops all over the country and thousands of people that work with him.”

You!
Add Photos & Videos

Top Opinion

  • wtxwoman 2012/04/28 20:40:08
    wtxwoman
    +6
    He is one of those people who would profit greatly from working at minimum wage and trying to live on it. There should be some kind of school these idiots have to go through in order to become a candidate.

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • **StarzAbove** 2012/04/30 02:18:49
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    He's such a moron. If parents could afford it, kids wouldn't need loans. He has no idea how other people live. But I guess when you're born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you wouldn't know.
  • Shadow13 2012/04/29 00:58:12
    Shadow13
    +1
    My parents barely make ends means, asking them for money when they can barely afford food? No.
  • aherbert 2012/04/29 00:47:43
    aherbert
    +2
    REALLY … this idiot cannot understand that everyone does not have rich parents. Can we say out of touch …

    romney out of touch
  • Sinpac aherbert 2012/04/29 00:49:43
    Sinpac
    +1
    That's a good one~!
  • Idiot repubs 2012/04/28 22:37:30
    Idiot repubs
    +3
    What a douche, my dad wasn't CEO of American motors or a governor.

    Guess I'm just SOL to him.
  • Swan Eshdeh 2012/04/28 22:05:45
    Swan Eshdeh
    +2
    well...from where this man get his ideas!!!
  • lonewolf 2012/04/28 22:02:37
    lonewolf
    +1
    how about just fixing the economy
  • Q 2012/04/28 20:46:00
    Q
    +5
    Unlike himself or the guy who started Jimmy Johns not everyone is blessed with parents who are able to finance their children's new business venture let alone a college education. This sounds like the latest example that Mitt Romney just doesn't get it? He will never be able to relate to the every day struggles of the working class people of this country.
    mitt romney just doesn t get it
  • cut and... Q 2012/04/28 23:25:03
  • cut and... Q 2012/04/28 23:29:51
    cut and paste king
    +1
    ANN ROMNEY BEFORE AND AFTER. kkkj HGHJJK
  • kitkat42 2012/04/28 20:43:54
    kitkat42
    +5
    He's an idiot.
  • wtxwoman 2012/04/28 20:40:08
    wtxwoman
    +6
    He is one of those people who would profit greatly from working at minimum wage and trying to live on it. There should be some kind of school these idiots have to go through in order to become a candidate.
  • Idiot r... wtxwoman 2012/04/28 22:38:55
    Idiot repubs
    +4
    Poor Mitt had to sell his stock to get through college, not all of it of course.
  • Cat 1017 wtxwoman 2012/04/29 17:57:53
    Cat 1017
    +1
    Yeah, the school of hard knocks for a fraction of their life, before they try advising the poor on what they need to do....But I doubt they would survive.....
  • wtxwoman Cat 1017 2012/04/29 19:34:45
    wtxwoman
    +1
    I doubt it, too. Can you see his wife doing her own chores while taking care of the kids?
  • Cat 1017 wtxwoman 2012/04/30 01:38:24
    Cat 1017
    +1
    No I can't.....
  • unclepat 2012/04/28 20:31:34
  • Sinpac unclepat 2012/04/28 20:32:47
    Sinpac
    +5
    Crazy Ain't it? And the Sheep are trying to vote him in!

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

News & Politics

2014/09/02 00:14:48

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals