National Review Online has a chilling couple of paragraphs HERE from Victor Davis Hanson that should give us all pause, as well as pointing out the utter stupidity of the Obama Regime:
Meanwhile, when the recovery begins in earnest (and it will elsewhere without U.S. style massive borrowing), interest rates will climb, and oil will again become scarce. Then we will rue our decisions in 2009 not to cut government spending, and not to start massive exploitation of new-found natural gas, vast deposits of oil in Alaska and offshore, and fast-tracking of nuclear plants. It will not take much of a climb in interest rates to make the servicing of even the current debt crushing. And should gas hit $4 a gallon, when oil, new natural gas finds, and nuclear power went untapped amid Al Gore-Van Jones-like sermonizing, the present Tea Parties will seem tame in comparison with a new round of populist anger. Nothing quite ticks people off like $1.50 more a gallon at the pump, and the knowledge that local, state, and federal tax increases led to greater, not lesser, annual deficits, together with cuts, not expansions, in public services.
Impacting hard, oh, say about Christmastime or so . . . .