Higher prices for the working people are the cost of doing business: gasoline to go to work, baby sitters and school lunches. But unlike the big companies, we have a tougher time absorbing the costs.
One way we can fight back is with a better wage increase. We can let the unions demand a wage increase to whatever percent prices go up on commodities that we are held hostage with, such as gasoline, utilities, taxes and whatever we buy from foreign countries. Especially the ones that sell us oil.
The non-union employers will follow the unions. I know some people don’t like unions, but they do set the pace for everyone’s wages.
Also, senior citizens over 70 should get a discount on the gas tax and school taxes, as we don’t drive as much anymore and have no one in school. We paid our dues.
If that doesn’t work, we should fight back at the polls by voting out all those in office and trying to get new ones in until we get somebody who cares.