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Celadonne August 9th, 2016 6:39am

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?

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VolunTyrant Narnia
08/10/16 3:33 pm

Do you personally do this? Or is this just more endless empty virtue-signaling?

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Celadonne ballfield
08/10/16 10:56 pm

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."

lorraineruth Bozeman
08/12/16 12:27 am

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.

peterseb Idaho
08/09/16 7:51 pm

I would have to use that money to pay for the public transportation. I am keeping it.

ronderman North Carolina
08/09/16 7:05 pm

Where I live, only those under the poverty line use public Transport.

myob
08/09/16 5:58 pm

Why in the hell would I do that? My family yes. Some stranger, no.

Laserbeam Back soon
08/09/16 8:25 am

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08/09/16 8:26 am

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firefly5 the verse
08/09/16 3:41 pm

Depends on where you are. In LA, yeah, you're right. In Chicago, public transit is noticeably cheaper.

kywrite augusta, ga
08/09/16 7:44 am

I might hire one, but just give it? Nope.

cpaswr just say the letters
08/09/16 5:31 am

That money would go to support my family first.

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17millionTwats Leeds, UK
08/09/16 5:29 am

Id be spending more on public transportation

Celadonne ballfield
08/09/16 6:13 am

How much is public transportation there?

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
08/09/16 6:27 am

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.

taumpy Massachusetts
08/09/16 4:33 am

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.

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Celadonne ballfield
08/09/16 6:13 am

How much is a monthly train pass where you live?

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/09/16 3:10 am

I would be able to give more to charity...

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Malekithe This does not compute
08/09/16 2:26 am

No. I like having my own vehicles and being independent.

MrsCrayonWax
08/09/16 1:07 am

No. That money would just go to pay other bills.

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sfcren Wyoming
08/09/16 12:52 am

I do give money to charity, but I could give more.

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sfcren Wyoming
08/09/16 6:39 am

Cooperative for Education
Team Tiny Dancer
Make a Wish
The V foundation

Local charities such as homeless shelters and such.

xxxceo Nationalist
08/08/16 11:45 pm

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).

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SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
08/08/16 11:40 pm

No, but I feel terrible for saying so.

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Celadonne ballfield
08/08/16 11:54 pm

well at least there's that... 😊

Celadonne ballfield
08/08/16 11:55 pm

i applaud your honesty! love you stix!

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
08/09/16 9:28 am

Thanks Celadonne.

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.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
08/09/16 12:02 pm

I understand. Maybe it's age or jadedness, but I don't have guilt about that. I'm grateful for your tender heart.

Celadonne ballfield
08/10/16 11:07 pm

If everyone in the world were altruistic like you we'd have no problems.