There is constant debate about Obama and what he is...who he is...where he came from...and what his true agenda really is. I’ve spoken out against him from the very beginning...Ahhh, actually before the very beginning, during the election campaign. Now I’m not gonna rehash all that again, but people who rave about Obama ask me why can’t you see what he wants to do? Why can’t you endorse his excellent ideas? To each their own...and I don’t want to again look like I’m judging Obama, but I offer this to all of you who love Obama. Read this, think about it...... I mean really think about it. Neither from an era standpoint, nor the condition of the economy back then...but the actions of the individual, his words and overall performance as a leader.....thinking of all that was available for him to receive, as was available to all those before his election term and for every president thereafter... all the way to the present.
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress...noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an “allowance” and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way
to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices
are now for sale.
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were
either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician...And to tell the truth,
there's hardly any difference between the two!
Okay, that said and giving you something to think about instead of preaching... you all know a little more about what I think and how my mind works when looking at things.
Now off to the farm work! Birds and animals to feed...buildings to make and fences to mend....errr...build, I mean. We will finish the run-in shed today and start on the fencing. First, we’ll install the gate at the corner and then the fencing around the front pasture, which will extend behind the egg stand. That will close in that pasture and create shelter for the new boys (3) coming home after shearing day on May the eighth. We’ll post pictures this evening, showing an Arial view of the garden, the run-in shed and fencing we completed today.
Until then, think about my political hero!
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