Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dead Ride for Free

Well, they already vote here. Why not ride a bus?
  • A joint investigation by FOX Chicago News and the Better Government Association has uncovered widespread fraud and abuse in the "seniors ride free" program -- including numerous cases where free passes continue to be used on trains and buses long after the registered cardholder died.

    RTA spokesperson Diane Palmer says the agency recently completed a review of more than 400,000 seniors ride free cards. And found 3,000 of the cardholders had died.

Total money lost to public transit agencies since Blago sold seniors this bill-of-goods for votes? Just $40 million, and that's the low end of things. Time to cut taxpayers losses on this one.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired P.O. here and lost my card in August.I reported it lost and I did receive a communication after I reported it to METRA and they said I was riding the bus and "L" 4 times a day....... Go figure. They did cancel the old card and I received a new one in the mail. Something is screwed up here........

11/27/2010 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on a train last week and the democrat next to me smelled like he was dead. Apparently he was !

11/27/2010 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow what a surprise , not!, what else can u find anything else new that we didn't know.

11/27/2010 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

Expect fraud, when no checks and balances exist.

11/27/2010 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add this to the 50 million school voucher bill that might pass, no wonder we are broke.

11/27/2010 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love r seniors ,but they need to drop that progam. Most of the have more money than us. No more freebies. They should also cut off free lunches at cps. Momma got monet to get her hair did but cant afford a p n j sandwich. Shouldnt of got pregnent then. Also there should be a limit on how many kids u can have in a public school to 3. You dont likt it get fixed. Im tired of paying taxes for cps with my kids in catholic school

11/27/2010 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dead were riding bus and trains so they could get to .................................

The polling place to vote!!

But we all knew that already.

11/27/2010 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a bad idea and it serves a
purpose for certain types of elderly people but there should have been stringent restrictions
put in place and a means test,
age, income, etc. It only takes the
" I Want Something For Nothing Crowd " to run a good program into
the ground and kill it for people
who need it. There are two options
available, kill the program entirely or get off your CTA/RTA
behinds and revamp the program to
eliminate fraud and cheats so that
the SRF program benefits only the
elderly and stop b***h**g to the
medias that the SRF program is the
reason that your agency is losing
money. Furthermore those who complain that elderly people are
the cause of the country's financial ills, beware, one day you
will be like them, with your hand
out, and not pulling-in a nice
paycheck each week. What goes around comes around. Thanks SCC.

11/27/2010 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is anyone shocked about this?

The dead have been voting on Cook County for over 50 years!

11/27/2010 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Will the purveyors of this "joint mission" kindly do us inquisitive types a favor and disseminate the demographics of the deceased cardholders to confirm what we already know?

This is just another way a certain useless segment (or two) of society has figured out how to game the system, resulting in the legitimate folks having to suffer the consequences via fare hikes, cuts to service, etc., to compensate for losses caused by these fucking bastards.

What's that you say, FOX Chicago News and B.G.A.? That's not the intentions of this investigation? Demographics aren't relevant to the investigation? You WON'T disclose your findings in this aspect of the investigation?

That's right, I didn't think so. Confirmation of the obvious is redundancy...obviously.

11/27/2010 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the 3,000 card holders that had died all voted in the democratic election & each one cast a vote for Quinn . It's the Chicago way .

11/27/2010 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No kidding. What did you expect in the Entitlement Sanctuary City of Crookago, honesty ? HA..
Another sneaky form of re-distribution of Wealth by the DemocRATs. Let the Minorities get away with all forms of Fraud, but a Cop bitch-slaps a worthless piece of shit clown and he goes to Federal Prison. Time for all honest, tax-paying Voters to wise up, looks like many finally are, based on this months Elections, but it's NO time to stop now.

11/27/2010 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time a Democrat raises taxes, they give something free to one of their pet constituencies so that a good size chunk of the tax increase is given away so you never really close the budget gap.

The politicians are irresponsible and they are because we allow them to be. We really need to clean house of these damn democrats or we're never going to stop the financial ruin of one party rule. To those of you that say, "They're all the same." No they're not, if they know they can't get away with this foolishness, they don't participate in the foolishness.

11/27/2010 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07:27:00 AM

Especially when the Drivers barely look at you or stop talking on their blue tooth headsets.

11/27/2010 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

imagine that... people scamming the system in Illinois

11/27/2010 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever you have "free", there will be fraud.
i agree with the previous post. Get rid of the elderly ride free (or give them a discount), get rid of the free breakfasts and lunches at public schools. That discriminates everyone who sends their kids to a parochial school and bust their asses to do so. Use that free LINK card to make a PBJ for your kid and give them a bowl of corn flakes for breakfast like all the other taxpayers do. And if you have more than 3 kids in the system, then ya gotta pay an additional premium to send your kids to school. Why is it the so-called poor continue to have a brood they can't afford? It's because they know the GOVERNMENT will pay for every fucking thing that the middle class schlump pays for. enough.

11/27/2010 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I rode the bus down Michigan Avenue, almost every old white rich bitch was dripping with gold and diamonds. But everyone of them had their free bus pass. It is time to end the freebies.

11/27/2010 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Last time I rode the bus down Michigan Avenue, almost every old white rich bitch was dripping with gold and diamonds. But everyone of them had their free bus pass. It is time to end the freebies.

11/27/2010 08:58:00 PM


I call BS. With all the wilding going on, they wouldn't be wearing any jewelry.

11/28/2010 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Last time I rode the bus down Michigan Avenue, almost every old white rich bitch was dripping with gold and diamonds. But everyone of them had their free bus pass. It is time to end the freebies."

--11/27/2010 08:58:00 PM

Yeah, you're right, white people with money are the cause of the tremendous drain on our resources -- not the inhabitants of the vast wastelands known as the South and West sides, not the disease-bearing illegals wearing blue masks hopping off El Conejo without fear, right into the heart of the city in the middle of an influenza epidemic. Not only did no one have the courage to stop them, our public officials actively invite them to the "Sanctuary City."

Is this the Oak Park Self-Hater with the lip stud and the "tribal tattoo" again, wandering around in his marijuana haze? [snicker] Hey, peace, bro.

What a troll.

11/29/2010 04:02:00 PM  

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