THE PRESIDENCY: Belly Politics

Scrounging for cars, liquor, housing and hamburgers took a lot of the people's time and kept their minds off their work (see above). But when they paused to think about it—well, they had had about enough.

Housing programs, wage control, price control, meat control—all of them just seemed to make living more difficult. People were beginning to feel that somebody was to blame—and beginning to feel that they knew who it was: the Democrats. The Democrats had been running things for 14 years. Wasn't it about time for a change?

The loudest cries...

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