New $325K SUV!

sailfish

Duke of Doúchebaggery
If I made the kind of money to buy one in cash I'd consider it. It actually looks good. I'm tired of all the bulbous, ugly caravanners that look the same.
 

vantexan

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If I made the kind of money to buy one in cash I'd consider it. It actually looks good. I'm tired of all the bulbous, ugly caravanners that look the same.
Personally I think spending that kind of money on a depreciating asset is wrong. I don't care if someone has $100 million in the bank, there are a lot of people in need who'd greatly benefit from that kind of money. Buy a dozen poor single moms a new car. Spend the rest on scholarships, medical bills, that kind of thing. I don't begrudge wealthy people having money, but no one needs a 20,000 sq ft home with the best of everything. No one really needs a vehicle that costs more than $40k and the $40k ones should be for large families or pickups. A lot of talk here about socialism and morality but we wouldn't have a population eyeing socialism if those truly blessed would be more generous. Sorry to hijack your post but this is a major pet peeve.
 
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It will be fine

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Personally I think spending that kind of money on a depreciating asset is wrong. I don't care if someone has $100 million in the bank, there are a lot of people in need who'd greatly benefit from that kind of money. But a dozen poor single moms a new car. Spend the rest on scholarships, medical bills, that kind of thing. I don't begrudge wealthy people having money, but no one needs a 20,000 sq ft home with the best of everything. No one really needs a vehicle that costs more than $40k and the $40k ones should be for large families or pickups. A lot of talk here about socialism and morality but we wouldn't have a population eyeing socialism if those truly blessed would be more generous. Sorry to hijack your post but this is a major pet peeve.
Jeez pinko, where do you think the money for luxury items goes? Someone has to make it, that means jobs. You’d rather hand out money than give people jobs?
 

vantexan

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Jeez pinko, where do you think the money for luxury items goes? Someone has to make it, that means jobs. You’d rather hand out money than give people jobs?
The amount of jobs to make luxury items pales in comparison to manufacturing run of the mill stuff. But then you already knew that.
 

sailfish

Duke of Doúchebaggery
Personally I think spending that kind of money on a depreciating asset is wrong. I don't care if someone has $100 million in the bank, there are a lot of people in need who'd greatly benefit from that kind of money. Buy a dozen poor single moms a new car. Spend the rest on scholarships, medical bills, that kind of thing. I don't begrudge wealthy people having money, but no one needs a 20,000 sq ft home with the best of everything. No one really needs a vehicle that costs more than $40k and the $40k ones should be for large families or pickups. A lot of talk here about socialism and morality but we wouldn't have a population eyeing socialism if those truly blessed would be more generous. Sorry to hijack your post but this is a major pet peeve.
There's a lot of things we don't need, but I believe individuals are entitled to spend their own money that they earned by their own merit however they wish.
 

vantexan

Well-Known Member
There's a lot of things we don't need, but I believe individuals are entitled to spend their own money that they earned by their own merit however they wish.
And spending their money on such things breeds resentment. We will have a socialist government before too long whether we like it or not and the wealthy openly living lives of opulence while people struggle to feed their kids will hasten it along.
 

sailfish

Duke of Doúchebaggery
And spending their money on such things breeds resentment. We will have a socialist government before too long whether we like it or not and the wealthy openly living lives of opulence while people struggle to feed their kids will hasten it along.
  • Opulence and wealth
  • Socialism
Pick one.
 
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