The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 18, 2012

Your View: Some voting advice from President Truman

By Malcolm Brandt, Madelia

— If you are pondering as to how you should vote the next time, consider the following thoughts that I remember from a long-time departed friend (Harry S Truman).

“They are strong for labor — but even stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor a minimum wage — and the smaller the minimum the better. They endorse educational opportunity — but won’t spend money for teachers or schools. They think that modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them. They think that the American standard of living is a fine thing — as long as it doesn’t spread to all of the people. They admire the government of the United States so much they would like to buy it.”