Memories of a bygone era!
Question: Were things really that much better?
Comments made in the year 1955:
“I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $20.”
“Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $2000 will only buy a used one.”
“If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.”
“Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?”
“If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.”
“When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.”
“Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.”
“I’m afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying ‘damn’ in ‘Gone With The Wind,’ it seems every new movie has either “hell” or “damn” in it.
“I read the other day where some scientist thinks it’s possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.”
“Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the president.”
“I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.”
“It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.”
“It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.”
“Marriage doesn’t mean a thing anymore; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.”
“I’m just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.”
“Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress.”
“The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.”
“There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel.”
“No one can afford to be sick anymore; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.”
“If they think I’ll pay 50 cents for a haircut, forget it.”
The truth is, I’d have to say that I really think there was more innocence back then, in the fifties; but economically speaking, sure things cost less back then, but people also made less too.
However, you also have to consider the buying power of the dollar was greater then, too… as to what a dollar was worth, and what you could get for a dollar, as compared to what you can buy today.
Over the years, inflations has eroded the buying power of our US Dollar considerably.
Check out the following:
Money and Inflation 1950’s
Here is our real problem:
And here is the cause:
|“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
~ Thomas Jefferson, 1802
We are being robbed, folks; and our country, on purpose mind you, is being forced into bankruptcy; and all of this is owed to our now over 12 Trillion Dollar national debt; and the continued overspending of our Federal government.
The Bankers have given our politicians, what amounts to an open ended line of credit; and when there is a need for more cash, all they do is turn on the printing presses, and print more fiat money! This fiat money is what fuels inflation, which in turn further lowers the buying power of our US Dollar.
The design is to weaken us to the point where we will eventually be forced into a position, as foretold in the Bible, where nations will not be able to buy or sell, without they accept the “New World Order”, that will eventually lead to the “Mark of the Beat,” and the One World Government!
Whether or not the United States will be a “Sheep Nation,” that remains loyal to the Lord; or a “Goat Nation,” by default, that has been forced to capitulate to the demands of this “New World Order,” I believe will depend on whether or not the church prays… and whether we implement 2 Chronicles 7:14? Selah