Friday, September 17, 2021

1953 and 2009

In 1953, the Republicans were in control of the House, Senate, and the Presidency for the first time in 24 years. It would be 50 years after 1953 that the Republicans had this much control again. In 2009, the Democrats were in control of the House, Senate, and Presidency for the first time in 16 years. I prefer that not even after 50 years the Democrats get hold of this much power again.

So let’s compare the 34th President to the 44th President and the 83rd Congress to the 111th Congress in photos and graphs.

In 1953 Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower                         In 2009 Pres. Barack H. Obama

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1953 Speaker Joe W. Martin MA-15            In 2009 Speaker Nancy Pelosi CA-8

 

 

 

 

 

In 1953 Majority Leader Bill Knowland CA          In 2009 Majority Leader Harry Reid NV

 

 

 

 

 

Now let’s compare the total federal spending for the 83rd Congress vs the 111th Congress. Each Congress only has control for two consecutive years. Any of this talk in the 112th Congress about 10 year spending plans is smoke and mirrors. Don’t talk to me about spending cuts unless you are making them in 2012 and 2013. You own the spending for those two years just like the 83rd owned the 1954 and 1955 spending and the 111th owned the 2010 and 2011 spending.

total federal spending in 1954-55

 

total federal spending in 2010-11

Now let’s compare the federal debt

total federal debt 1954-55

total federal debt 2010-11

 

Napoleon Bonaparte said a picture is worth a thousand words. I find irony that there appears to be those who want America to go the way of France with “social justice” bringing about an American Napoleon. I do not think it will work here. The Tea Partiers and their supporters still outnumber the statists.

pilgrim
I am retired after 36 years of being a state of Indiana employee. I enjoy writing and reading conservative blogs.

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  1. Can’t argue the numbers. That’s why the Dems and their Leader are stumbling around so badly. I would like to see similar graphs on unemployment for the periods, just not sure it was tracked back then like it is now.

    • There are a lot of things back then that are not like it is now. Notice the Speaker in 1953 is a Republican from Massachusett’s 15th. Now Massachusetts has no Republicans elected to the US House, and only 9 or 10 House districts left.

  2. my worse fear is our country looking like a scene from bladerunner…i’m not so sure that left wingers wouldn’t want it that way…totally dependent on the state, everyone equal in a state of poverty, faceless men in control, no transparency…and they wouldn’t give a crap about anyone…that’s what scares me every day…it’s up to us to get conservatives in office and keep them there…

  3. just look at the big cities that are ridden with crime and poverty…detroit, chicago, LA, etc…who’s in charge? the left…who keeps blacks, minorities under the foot of the state? the left…who keeps kids in underachieving schools? the left…

  1. Can’t argue the numbers. That’s why the Dems and their Leader are stumbling around so badly. I would like to see similar graphs on unemployment for the periods, just not sure it was tracked back then like it is now.

    • There are a lot of things back then that are not like it is now. Notice the Speaker in 1953 is a Republican from Massachusett’s 15th. Now Massachusetts has no Republicans elected to the US House, and only 9 or 10 House districts left.

  2. my worse fear is our country looking like a scene from bladerunner…i’m not so sure that left wingers wouldn’t want it that way…totally dependent on the state, everyone equal in a state of poverty, faceless men in control, no transparency…and they wouldn’t give a crap about anyone…that’s what scares me every day…it’s up to us to get conservatives in office and keep them there…

  3. just look at the big cities that are ridden with crime and poverty…detroit, chicago, LA, etc…who’s in charge? the left…who keeps blacks, minorities under the foot of the state? the left…who keeps kids in underachieving schools? the left…

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