Nana sits in the comfy chair communicating with the online peeps while my husband teaches computer science to college students, half of whom are female. We're planning to embrace Social Security and Medicare in a year or so--we feel so entitled! My daughter's at grad school, TAing, doing homework, and working with a partner on a grant, coming home early as usual on Fridays for extra playtime with her son. My SIL's presenting a paper at a scientific conference in Amsterdam and has been away since Tuesday. I did the shopping and cooking this week so DD could spend a little more time with her son. I fixed lots of extra so there are many meals stashed for my grandson when dinner is delayed due to hard-working parents. I am so ashamed to be such a taker--why I'm such a loser, I'm not even earning a paycheck, much less a middle class ($200-250k) living off my investments. Romney will never convince me to take care of my life!In my grandson's bedroom until a few minutes ago (when she took them to baby gym class) are his nanny, a loving and energetic caregiver from the Dominican Republic, and DGS's nannyshare partner, a beautiful biracial girl whose mother is Panamanian. Si si si, Rowan and Schuyler understand and speak a little Spanish. On Wednesdays when the children's grandparents take care of them, Mina cleans the neighbors' apartment and picks up their girls after school--she used to be their nanny and is still close to the family. Have I mentioned she also does a lot of cleaning, laundry, emptying the dishwasher in DD's apartment while caring for 2 toddlers. What a lazy woman she must be--she isn't rich! Have I mentioned she's 50 years old and has worked hard every day of her life since childhood? She's here legally and is a licensed caregiver--not that Romney-Ryan care about the likes of her. Even though women like Mina make it possible for others to get an education and be in the workforce while raising children.Meanwhile my son and his GF are dedicated public school teachers (what losers!), my niece & her new husband and my nephew and his GF all make a living in the arts (leeches!). My 68-year-old aunt still runs her bookkeeping business while her 84-year-old husband makes heavy use of Medicare, especially the increased drug benefit established by W. He worked low-end sales jobs, was a messenger "boy," and never saved a penny. He did serve in Korea, but I don't think Gekko-Galt care about that either. While we aren't in the 47%, I'm pretty sure Romney and Ryan don't give a siht about any of us either. Even the entrepreneurs in the family are beneath his notice, not being in the 1% by net worth. None of us are financiers like him or lifelong housewives like his wife.
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