Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Harry Truman a different kind of President (One)


He probably made as many, or more important decisions for his nations history?  as any of the other 42 Presidents before him. However, a measure of his greatness may be found in what he did after he left the White House.

He retired from the White House to his one inherited home, (on his wife's side) and a U.S. Army pension, reported to be $13,507.72 a year.

As President he paid for all his own travel expenses and food and his postage stamps and when Congress discovered this they increased his pension to $25,000

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated! Mr and Mrs Harry and Bess Truman ,drove home to their home together? there was no $150,000 secret service following them?

Later 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 its not for sale."

Modern Politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on their positions, resulting in untold wealth for them ?

To all you young people out there! who were born into this world of crooked politicians and think its  normal?  you won't believe this happened, but it did.



  1. This is very revealing and quite saddening, I wish and pray for politicians with genuine intentions to better their countries not to satisfy their desires and pockets. Thanks for this post Agman.

  2. I had to share this on twitter and facebook, hoping someone gets inspired for a change.

  3. Ugochi the whole world needs change but wishing for it, isn't goint to cut it, I have no answers? sometimes you can't go back to the good ole days, because you've let them slip away, thanks for your comment


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