If you have/had access to public transportation, would you give the money you currently pay for your vehicle (loan payments, gas, insurance, maintenance) (or some other first-world luxury) to a hard-working but underprivileged person?
I'm not a commie.
Do you personally do this? Or is this just more endless empty virtue-signaling?
Curious to see the proportion who would refuse to give up a luxury while also expecting CEOs to give up theirs (adjacent poll). But as another user continually tells me, "human nature."
Since a CEO is seen as responsible for his/her employees -- and the CEO makes millions of dollars -- I wouldn't be surprised that more people would find it appropriate to have him/her give up part of his/her income.
I would have to use that money to pay for the public transportation. I am keeping it.
Where I live, only those under the poverty line use public Transport.
Why in the hell would I do that? My family yes. Some stranger, no.
Uhh I'm pretty sure that money would just have to go towards public transportation.. If it even covers that. The misconception that it's cheaper to take pubtrans needs to stop.
It's comparable to the thought that it's cheaper to rent than than to pay a mortgage. Maybe 20 years ago...
Depends on where you are. In LA, yeah, you're right. In Chicago, public transit is noticeably cheaper.
I might hire one, but just give it? Nope.
That money would go to support my family first.
Id be spending more on public transportation
How much is public transportation there?
Depends on where I'm going and when it is, to the nearest town/ city (Cwmbran and Newport) £2.10 ($2.72) each way. To Cardiff or Bristol £2.10 ($2.72) for the bus to Newport then £5 ($6.48) to Cardiff or £11 ($14.26) to Bristol so £6.50-12.50 ($8.43-16.20) minimum. To London or Birmingham £1.50 ($2.72) to Newport plus anything between £40-120 ($51-155.56) for London and £30-50 ($38.89-64.82) for Birmingham depending on the time of day and which day it is.
You vastly underestimate how much public transportation costs, at least in some places. Here, If I wasn't paying for my car, most of that money would end up getting spent on monthly train passes.
How much is a monthly train pass where you live?
I would be able to give more to charity...
No. I like having my own vehicles and being independent.
No. That money would just go to pay other bills.
I do give money to charity, but I could give more.
Cooperative for Education
Team Tiny Dancer
Make a Wish
The V foundation
Local charities such as homeless shelters and such.
No, I'm hard working too. I'll keep it and sleep fine. Unlike Sticks, I don't feel terrible about saying so 😜 (sorry Sticks).
No, but I feel terrible for saying so.
well at least there's that... 😊
i applaud your honesty! love you stix!
And BamaGirl, it's because I know I could quite easily take public transportation at only a relatively slight inconvenience to myself. All of the money I spend on gas and that I would spend on a potential vehicle (I'm currently driving around a trashy family car before I go to college) could greatly benefit someone who is less fortunate than myself.
I understand. Maybe it's age or jadedness, but I don't have guilt about that. I'm grateful for your tender heart.
If everyone in the world were altruistic like you we'd have no problems.