I agree in part here, the government's taxing system is pretty useless. But at the same time, people are supposed to live by being frugal during a time when we need to be more careful. Out of control spending is what has put us in this situation in the first place. (I mean out of control spending via borrowing.)
The Gov calls for wage restraints but how the hell are people supposed to live ?
Maybe if they had the balls and taxed the mega rich at a proper rate and went after the earners who manage to tie up their money in clever accountants, people would not have to strike.