On Joe Biden's Memorial Day, it's looking more and more doubtful that you'll want to drop the $240 necessary to ride on up to the lake for the weekend:
The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks the start of the summer driving season, and already drivers are limiting their trips due to record gasoline prices that are expected to go even higher.
The national average for unleaded gasoline is now $4.599 per gallon, just below a record of $4.60. That's also a 40% increase so far this year and well above last year's $3.04 per gallon level, according to AAA. By the July 4 holiday, more states could see average prices above $5 a gallon, analysts say
If gas prices keep up like this, we'll barely be able to afford the juice necessary for a proper Fourth of July.
Meanwhile, those of us who opt to stay home may find ourselves eschewing the traditional Memorial Day cookout:
Record-high meat prices are having a chilling effect on summer-grilling demand in the US.
With costs for ground beef and chicken breasts at all-time highs, consumers have few alternatives to switch to different proteins -- so some may skip them entirely.
The US Memorial Day holiday on Monday is considered the unofficial opening of the outdoor grilling season, and the surging costs are pointing to a disappointing start. Price pain in meat comes after Russia's invasion of Ukraine stalled crop exports in the Black Sea, pushing up the costs of animal feed. Even prices for propane used to power grills have soared.
Looks like it'll be tofu steaks cooked over green kindling for many of us!
Seriously though all joking aside this is a disgrace and we cannot simply be content to put up with this. Remember this Memorial Day in November.
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