(CNN) – It's one version of the American dream: free McDonald's for life.
For Mitt Romney's father, the dream was reality - the one-time Michigan governor was granted free meals at the fast food chair by its founder.
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Speaking at a fund-raising event in Chicago, the presumptive GOP nominee relayed a story about finding a special coupon in his dad's drawer.
"I found a little paper card, a little pink card, and it said, 'This entitles George W. Romney to a lifetime of a hamburger, a shake and French fries at McDonald's.' It was signed by the hand of Ray Kroc. My dad had done a little training lesson or whatever for McDonald's when there was just a handful of restaurants and I saw this thing and was like, this is a gold mine, dad! What are you doing?"
Romney said he laminated the card for his father, who he said went "almost every day" to McDonald's for either a hamburger or a fish sandwich.
"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," Romney said.
George Romney, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination ahead of the 1968 election, served as governor of Michigan from 1963-1969. He was also the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Richard Nixon.
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The fact that Mittens is such a liar makes the right wingnuts love him.
Mittens could get the job as Ronald McDonald, as he is an out of date clown.
It's a cute story, but the sad fact is everyone in the middle class and working class will need cards for free McDonalds if Romney becomes president. Rob the poor to pay the rich will be the name of the game if the GOP can get control of our country again. George W Bush was just the warm-up act for this money-grabbing bunch.
So, the Romney plan is to give people free meals at McDonald's for life?
No gift taxes were due. However, the value of free hamburgers for life was taxable income, and I bet no taxes on that income was paid.
the romney family love getting handout and wellfare form people.
Now Romney is saying his dad took bribes
1/4 of a BILLION dollars in off shore accounts, and he brags about free McD's??????
So if you're rich, getting stuff for free is cool. If you're poor, getting stuff for free gets you sneered at. I get it, Republicans....
Yes I like to order the number 2 romney Hood want win lie macless with large hotair frieless with a thick fakeshakeLESS with a GST KANSAS CITY STEEL 401K BAIN TAKEOUT EMPLOYEES APPLE PIELESS
So did his father report that on his tax returns? Willing to bet Romney still has the card and has scratched out his Dad's name and added his own.
With his money, I can't believe he went for a free lunch everyday. Why didn't he give it to the homeless. This story is really hard to believe.
That's a taxable "in kind" gift
Quick someone see if he's ever used a check out scanner.
Soooooooo, romney's dad would have voted for Obama? Didn't willard say "if you like free stuff vote for the other guy"? Or something to that effect?? just sayin..
So... I supposed that means you think you should get the same Mitt? After all, isn't it your turn? Typical rich kid comment. See what I got for free and see how well connected I am. You should be jealous of me, see?!? People don't really give a rip...
Big deal. Try bragging about something you've done on your own.
So everyone else should work for what they get, but it is a good thing when a millionaire gets free lunches. Go figure.
I love McDonalds' fries. Nice story but I am sure some Democrat will find a way of twisting it and trashing it.
You are what you eat !
Nobody working at Staples can make regular living, except managers! Is that the company that Mit, the "Twit" can be proud?
I used to get free McDonald's, too...
when I worked there!
Can you relate to working at McDonald's while trying to pay your rent and afford your healthcare, while you pay your way through college, Mr. Romney?
Stop hiding from your shameful tax returns.
Obama has got by free all his life. At least Romney actually worked for a paycheck, no mattter how large. And since when is success a crime. Oh yeah, only to a jealous Lib loser....
Dollars to donuts Willard can't name more than three ingredients in a Big Mac. Pandering,lying, despicable elitist, thinking he's entitled to ANYTHING he wants.
Nice story, but I really want to know how this is going to help Romney lead the country if he wins the election? I don't see the relevance.
Great to see we have a match for Palin this time as well...