I know there are many news outlets that will state with absolute authority that the recession is nearing an end, that our President has taken the necessary steps; the best brains have a great grasp of the problem, and with patience, all will be resolved. I can only offer an opinion.... I'm no better informed than most of us, I have no stairway to the future, nor do I believe I'm smarter than the next guy. But, in my heart, I think those who do or try to prepare for a bad next 18 months are on the correct track. What is the harm in saving canned food, cooking oil, gold and silver, toilet paper, aspirin, etc. if you can afford to do so. Inflation is coming. Those of us old enough to remember recall gasoline rationing in the early seventies. The havenots want what the haves have. Simple economics. Ammo could be scarce, lettuce could be scarce. I don't like to be labeled a "nut" any more than the next person, but I'm at the point that I really don't give a s...We can not spend and borrow ourselves out of a problem. That's what got us into this mess in the first place. I have granite countertops and a car in the garage that I can't afford to maintain like alot of others. In conclusion, keep your message. I agree 100%.