"The good news is our emissions are way down because of the recession." -- Senator Claire McCaskill
This is the heart of everything you are seeing happening around you right now, kittens. As difficult as it may be to believe, as insane as this may sound, we are witnessing the Democratic party engage in deliberate, long-term government intervention in energy production and prices with the intent of reducing YOUR access to energy.
YOUR access. Not theirs. YOURS.
What does this mean? It means less of everything. It means the horizons will shrink for you. It means that they will be in charge of the production of wealth, not you. To control energy is to control the creation of wealth. To control the creation of wealth is to control the markets. To control the markets is to control you.
Period. End. Of. Story.