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Mitt Romney's Dad Ate Free at McDonalds Everyday
nbcchicago.com ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Mary Ann Ahern

Posted on 08/10/2012 8:12:36 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

One of Mitt Romney's Chicago fundraisers took on a "true confessions" feel, and the can.

Romney related this his father George Romney, the former Michigan Governor, carried with him “a little pink card, and it said: this entitles George W. Romney to a lifetime of a hamburger, a shake and French fries at McDonalds.”

From the pool report:

The Republican presidential candidate said the card “was signed by Ray Kroc. My dad had done a little training lesson … for McDonald’s when there was just a handful of restaurants.” Mitt Romney had the card laminated for his father. “My dad, as you know, would go almost every day to a McDonald’s restaurant and get either a hamburger or a fish filet sandwich. And he would present this little card and of course the person behind the counter would look and say, well, what is that? They’d never seen something like that, but he said it was never turned down They always honored it.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgeromney; mcdonalds; romney

1 posted on 08/10/2012 8:12:44 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Mickey D’s..another business that the Obama Government made happen with its roads and bridges. WTG BO!


2 posted on 08/10/2012 8:17:55 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion
A lot of liberals do. It's pretty easy these days. Just go in the trash, find an empty bag, go up to the counter and tell the cashier they forgot the cheeseburger and small fries and they'll put it in the bag.

Another trick, tell them you didn't want mustard on your burger and they'll give you another at no charge. Add the comment that "you're alergic" to mustard and you may get a free coupon along with your free burger.

Sadly, it's not difficult at all to eat for free at McDonalds.

3 posted on 08/10/2012 8:18:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“My dad, as you know, would go almost every day to a McDonald’s restaurant and get either a hamburger or a fish filet sandwich

And his dad lived to 88. According to Michelle Obama and Mike Bloomberg, he should have been dead by 50 from eating all that salt and transfat.

4 posted on 08/10/2012 8:19:52 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

Romney also provided the horse meat to McDonald’s at higher prices.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 8:21:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Interesting - Spiro Agnew used to get a bag of groceries delivered to his home ~ all for free.

That was determined to be a bribe by the federal and state investigators looking into his corrupt practices.

Governor Marvin Mandel used to get small dollar value checks written out to him from various people with state government contracts. Same thing.

So, how common is this practice?

6 posted on 08/10/2012 8:23:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well that does it for me! I just can’t vote for Romney after this latest scandal! (Is this all the whack left has left?)


7 posted on 08/10/2012 8:23:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So Romney Sr. survived a lifetime of eating lunch at Mickey D’s?

Now that is proof positive of a superior gene pool!

Let’s get Mitt elected. ‘Sides, Bammy is obviously a deeply flawed genotype.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 8:24:48 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And Obama screws taxpayers everyday...so what?


9 posted on 08/10/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tsowellfan

...”Just go in the trash, find an empty bag,”

Sounds like a page out of the old “Steal This Book” by Abbie Hoffman.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT by albie
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To: GladesGuru

Bill Clinton wants to know where he can get a card just like it.


11 posted on 08/10/2012 8:29:15 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“hamburger, a shake and French fries”

So, he had to pay for the Filet-o-Fish.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 8:29:52 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: BuffaloJack

I thought Billy Jeff was a vegetarian?


13 posted on 08/10/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT by mothball
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I can’t tell from the article who the source for this story is, an anonymous “Romney fundraiser”, or Mitt Romney? The story sounds odd given Mormon dietary restrictions and that Mitt’s father was the chairman of American Motors and by going to McDonalds would have bypassed the executive dining room.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 8:41:12 AM PDT by fso301
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ray Kroc didn’t create that business.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 8:41:26 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: mothball

“I thought Billy Jeff was a vegetarian?”

How come he always smells like he has fish on his breath?


16 posted on 08/10/2012 8:49:16 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

the emdia are ven worse than in 2008 wen they lied to get their messiah elected.

Honestly this is pathetic, the Dems are on about wanting anal sex partners to marry, keep spending, fund paned parenthood, reduce the miltitary to a very weak military, use the DOJ to sue anyone who opposes their agenda, hire women or minorites in Govt instead of those who actually qualify , Govt health care, fast and furious, green energy scam to those who did their bundling for obama etc etc etc.
The list is too long so I won’t go on but the media and this white house wil talk about Romney’s dog, his wife’s horse, tell lies about a woman dying if it were Romney who killed her, etc etc etc.

The media need to be prtested at their HQ’s and the GOP needs to name names in the media who are showing such utter bias.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 8:50:06 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: muawiyah
“So, how common is this practice?”

It's very common to get small perks from businesses that you do work for.

Did you even read the article?

18 posted on 08/10/2012 8:50:31 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

For their entire lives the Obama’s have ate free every day on the taxpayer’s dime.


19 posted on 08/10/2012 8:53:45 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Once I was young, now I am old and the in between went way too fast)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Putting his liberal, Rockefeller Republican politics aside, I always admired George Romney personally. He was self-made in business and politics and seemed down-to-earth. The fact that he ate at McDonalds a lot is more evidence that he wasn’t some country club snob.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 8:54:16 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama eats for free every day, and with far better fare than MickeyD’s.

Did’t he stiff some wait staff people?

Last I heard, he still has not paid his bill to Orange County for his fundraising trips.


21 posted on 08/10/2012 8:57:52 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Pride-filled, judgmental christians do not qualify to be Christians)
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To: Beagle8U
Small perks ~ once you become a government employee, or government official ~ elected or appointed ~ are violations of the law ~ felonies if you collect enough of them.

BTW, it goes both ways ~ the federales are not allowed to split the bill with private sector intervenors or vendors.

22 posted on 08/10/2012 9:01:01 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

“Small perks ~ once you become a government employee, or government official ~ elected or appointed ~ are violations of the law ~ felonies if you collect enough of them.”

Wrong, not when it is from work you did before taking office.


23 posted on 08/10/2012 9:26:08 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The message is not that he ate common food, but that he wanted it free.

He would have eaten anywhere if the millionaire corporate head issued the millionaire governor a personally signed, rich/powerful people don’t pay, card.

Regular people, working people, people who are in a recession don’t want to hear how the rich pamper and fawn over each other, and then how a greedy rich man will eat McDonalds just because it’s free and saves him pennies.

This story is so typical of Mitt, he may as well be a Martian, I bet $10,000.00 that average Americans flinch at this tale of the rich and powerful.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 9:28:20 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Beagle8U

No, you are wrong ~ even then ~ because it may have the appearance of impropriety!


25 posted on 08/10/2012 9:52:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Loud Mime

The President (and the White House/Office of the President, per se) has an expense allowance(s). Try starting your search here: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/3/102


26 posted on 08/10/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT by muawiyah
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