Price hikes and inflation are cyclical and are tied to global events – things will return to normalcy regardless of which party wins the majority in Congress.
Your democracy (and the freedoms it provides) is tied to local events – specifically, election day voting.
If you fail to vote against the party that espouses nationalistic and fascist views, your democracy will disappear.
If you fail to hold politicians accountable for supporting a former president’s attempts to overturn a free and fair election, your democracy will disappear.
If you vote for a party that wants to restrict freedoms and rights rather than expand them, democracy and the freedoms it provides will disappear.
Don’t be short-sighted this coming election.