Obama promised alot during his run for the office. Did we forget one promise--energy will skyrocket as per his plan to force us into alternatives (that do not presently exist-Minor detail) The last time gas hit these prices the housing bubble burst-- the runup to that was a pretty decent economy. Today with the debt where it is ,the state of the economy including the high % of unemployed and if anyone has shopped lately the price of basic food has risen drastically. With states and cities on the verge of bankruptcy, unions protesting in the streets, Stimulous money in the states dries up by this summer, massive layoffs will happen in the public sector---including police--I am a peaceful person but I am prepared. IF you do not believe in "stocking up" and also have the means to protect your families --stop and think !! As the new Mayor of Chicago once told Obama to never miss a chance to take advantage of a disaster --there is more than just one way to stay in power !!