So, Nicholas Ermeta is proposing that seniors get to ride free on the transit system. Good for Nick.
As Mr. Ermeta has pointed out, many of our seniors are on fixed incomes. It doesn’t matter that some seniors are filthy rich – let them all ride free.
You know, I think perhaps we should pay seniors to ride the buses. Especially during the daytime when the ridership is so low it’s embarrassing for Regional officials who are working very hard to justify a world class transit system for Waterloo Region. Yes, we need to have the buses full at all times.
Now, I think Nick is onto something good. We need to consider other groups of people who should ride free.
Students, for example. Elementary, High School, Private School, University – and lifelong learners. Let them all ride free!
New Canadians. We need to let them know that Canada is indeed a land of milk and honey. Let them ride free!
Government employees. Municipal, Provincial, Federal. Let them ride free! Let’s just call it a benefit of the job.
Starving artists. They have a tough go of it. Let them ride free!
Liberal and NDP supporters. Let them ride free! The heck with those wealthy right-wingers. Let them pay to ride. If they have enough money to pay for gas, they can damn well pay for bus fares.
For now, I am able to pay for my own fares. But, if my taxes go too much higher, I just might have to beg for a free ride as well.
Have I missed any other persons who should get a free ride?