We have been robbed of a future by these lunatics in office, both republican and democrat. Cost of living is so high because we let them devalue our dollar by printing large amounts of fiat currency. We no longer have a gold standard, our money has no intrinsic value. Nothing will change until people in this country demand a dissolution of the federal reserve. raising the minimum wage will only make this problem worse. This has all been done on purpose. Obama has spent prolific amounts of money that dwarf what Bush spent. This is a huge problem in our country. Trump the dump nor that crook Hilary can fix it, they do not want to fix it! Poor people are easier to control. We better come to our senses and fight back or our children will wake up someday and have no future.