Gas rices will soon be over 3 bucks a gallon U.S. wide(already are in Calif.). They will not stop going up any time soon. "Tensions" with Iran are blamed, which means they have an excuse to gouge the crap out of everybody! It WILL get a lot worse. As oil prices go up you will see the enonomy start to slow down. But wait! There's more. The Supreme court just pased(or allowed to be passed is more like it) laws that the EPA "MUST" start forcing elec. companies and car makers to "REDUCE" so called Green House gases. That means you take it in the shorts in power bills and new car prices, as those added expenses get passed along to the consumner. Of course there will be a call for more taxes(as if there weren't enough already) on fosil fuels. --As far as other things going up, It is just strarting. The last time I bought clay targets at wally world they were just over 4 bucks. Yesterday they were asking 6.97 per 90 count box. The cost of new shells is going up and lead shot is double what is was a year ago! People will travel less and stay closer to home as prices rise. Consumer spending will drop and new mortgages will start to slow, as investors and lenders start to look for more secure prospects. All in all it will get a lot worse, before it gets any better!