A charity group in my area is offering free gas cards for low-income families? Do you think this is wrong?

I think this approach is wrong because it encourges our dependence on foreign oil and helps keep gas prices high. The correct approach would be to give away free mass transit passes. This would encourage conservation and lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Those living outside the mass transit area should be encouraged to move to within the mass transit area and be given housing assistance.

Asked By: Instantpainrelief2008 - 8/14/2008
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I think that would be a good idea if it made it possible for them to get to work. if you don't provide the means to keep driving to work for those who do not live near mass transit how is someone supposed to keep working until they can find somewhere else to live closer to where they work? Not everyone wants to live... More
Answered By: dlb0350 - 8/14/2008
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Answered By: Rebecca - 8/14/2008
Not all petroleum comes from foreign sources... More
Answered By: A F - 8/15/2008
That charity can't give enough money to have such an impact. Mass transit has its place, but homes/apts. near it tend to be more expensive. Besides, moving is expensive and can disturb networks of family and friends that help poor people cope. Getting free mass transit and losing free child care, for example, is no... More
Answered By: Sarah C - 8/19/2008
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