Not easy years, yet neither had a job...
You have no idea how much they were living on when they were selling chunks of Romney's investments. It could've been minimum-wageesque for all we know.
ETA: Found the full quote
and yea it is taken out of context horribly.
They were not easy years. You have to understand, I was raised in a lovely neighborhood, as was Mitt, and at BYU, we moved into a $62-a-month basement apartment with a cement floor and lived there two years as students with no income. It was tiny. And I didn’t have money to carpet the floor. But you can get remnants, samples, so I glued them together, all different colors. It looked awful, but it was carpeting.
We were happy, studying hard. 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. When he took over American Motors, the stock was worth nothing. But he invested Mitt’s birthday money year to year—it wasn’t much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.
Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tuna fish and learned hard lessons.
Let's say he had $3000 invested since Ann says "a few thousand" at $6 a share that is only 500 shares. So when he cashed out at $96 a share it amounted to $45,000. Over a 4 year period that amounts to $11,250 a year.
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