I don't understand the problem myself. Without Uber you wouldn't have had a ride at all. If you don't like the pricing try waiting for a taxi or use another service.
Repeat after me: Uber is NOT run by the government... that's both what makes it good... AND what leads to scenarios like this. You can't have the good (low fares, clean cars, drivers that give a shit) without allowing them to work with the free market (supply / demand).
No, that is a false dichotomy, which is only logical if you start from the premise that anything to do with "government" is automatically bad.
It is perfectly normal to have constraints on pure free market business unless you are an ultra-libertarian who thinks for example that there should be no banking regulation, no environmental protection or consumer safety laws, and so on.