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Subject:  Re: Ah, to traipse through life with such abando Date:  9/11/2012  2:24 AM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  34010 of 40286

impolite wrote: His “borrow money from your parents” line seems to sum that up.

Yet a lot of entrepreneurs do just that. Steven Spielberg borrowed money from his mother to finance his first movie, an amateur 8 mm adventure film with his friends. He charged admission (25 cents) to his home films (which involved the wrecks he staged with his Lionel train set) while his sister sold popcorn.

When Bill Gates was in the eighth grade, the Mothers Club at his school used proceeds from Lakeside School's rummage sale to buy a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric computer for the school's students. In 1975, Gates dropped out of Harvard after talking this decision over with his parents, who were supportive of him after seeing how much Gates wanted to start a company.

The meme that Romney allegedly said "all" young people need to do is borrow money from their parents is divisive and petty. That's not what he meant at all...and you know it.
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