So... the guy in transylvania who Count Dracula was based was actually called Vlad the Impaler. His favorite trick was to sharpen a big pole, put the pole in the ground point upward, and then sit you on top of the pole by putting the sharp end up your nether region. Over the next hours to days you would slowly slide down the pole.
That is exactly how I feel about the coming politcal process. They are going to restructure taxes, restructure entitlements, restructure spending (or whatever the heck they are going to call it) and the bottom line is that we are in such an economic mess that they are going to have to stick it to us.
We the People are about to end up on the sharp pole out in front of the castle gates.