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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?

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.

08/09/16 5:58 pm

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

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
08/09/16 8:25 am

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.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
08/09/16 8:26 am

It's comparable to the thought that it's cheaper to rent than than to pay a mortgage. Maybe 20 years ago...

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.

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.

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...

Malekithe Hades
08/09/16 2:26 am

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

08/09/16 1:07 am

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

sfcren Wyoming
08/09/16 12:52 am

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

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).

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

No, but I feel terrible for saying so.

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 Arizona
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.