The public unions are concentrating on local elections.
That's why taxes go up and that little club of theirs can laugh at all of you. Amazing but true. They laugh at you all. It's also why municipalities put the fear into their locals with the "We are broke, we must raise taxes."
People like you that live in assisted living facilities shouldn't worry your grey haired head about such things. Instead of crying all day, why don't you clean yourself up and prepare yourself for family members and friends that might think about visiting you today. Highly doubtful, but it's always good to be prepared.