Our years of ignoring our energy needs is leading, quite predictably, to soaring gas prices. Premium is pushing five dollars a gallon.
High energy costs echo through the economy like cannon fire. Everything we make or do economically requires energy. Transportation costs of all goods from manufacture to retail store, from farm to grocers, will increase, and so the prices of everything transported will also increase. That means more for food, clothing, computers, and (gasp) cigars!
The Democrats, however, want high energy prices. Why, I am not sure. Perhaps because one of their major constituencies is the ecology fanatics who want to suppress humanity by suppressing the economy. Yes, let's make the world safe for squirrels.
Fortunately, squirrels can't vote. But we can, and November is getting closer every day.