So how can you tell high gas prices are sparking yet another round of performative outrage from Republicans? pic.twitter.com/oPTQ9qd7l7
— SFDB (@sfdb) June 23, 2022
See, the complaints over gas prices affecting average American vacations is bullshit because more people are still traveling.
I guarantee you’re going to hear that same shit from the White House.
But what they won’t talk about is how that travel changed.
Did people go as far?
Did they spend less money when the got to where they were going?
Did they stay as long?
We’re going to “hit the road” for the 4th of July weekend.
We’re going to my mom’s house so the kids can play with grandma. We don’t plan on going to any amusement parks, restaurants, get souvenirs, or do much else but hang out either my mom.
I have a buddy, his plans are roughly the same.
He’s going to “hit the road” to his parents’ then his brother will “hit the road” to his house.
It’s not vacation in the traditional sense, it’s visiting family and staying at a relatives house for a few days.
More Americans will “hit the road” but will do a lot less on the road than they used to.
But they won’t tell you that part.