Wages are not keeping up due to an over supply of cheaper labor in the form of illegal immigrants, and some
smaller level of highly skilled legal immigrants employed on H1 visas.
Wages don't rise when the cost of living goes up. Wages rise when there is a shortage in the supply of
qualified (skilled) labor. The open borders policy of the Democrat party is responsible; it is abetted by the
Rhinos of the Republican party, who are more interested in serving the interests of business rather than
that of the American public.