Over the past two years, Industrial Production has seen a marked decline in our country. While there has recently been a slight uptick, this might be a sign that a recession isn't that far away.
Data Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Industrial Production Index [INDPRO], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/INDPRO, April 3, 2017.
Historically, spending on welfare and social services increases quicker when there is Republican in control of the White House then when there is a Democrat in control. This may be to the worse economic times that are often occur when Republicans control the White House. Number is not inflation adjusted.
Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Government current expenditures: Income security: Welfare and social services [G160371A027NBEA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/G160371A027NBEA, February 26, 2017.