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Barney Frank demands his $1 senior discount for Fire Island ferry crossing

Barney Frank said he was supposed to get a $1 senior discount for a ferry ride to Fire Island and when he didn't get it, he threw a fit:

Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn't have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID. A witness reports, "Frank made such a drama over the senior rate that I contemplated offering him the dollar to cool down the situation."

It's unseemly that Congressman Frank would become irate at the idea of not receiving a $1 senior discount on anything when he has no problem reaching his chubby little hands into as many taxpayers' pockets as possible so he can fund his leftist agenda.

Remember when he said this right before the 2008 presidential election?

This entitlement mentality is pervasive among America's political class. It is bad enough that Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was just busted for purchasing and docking his 72 foot yacht in Rhode Island to avoid paying taxes, but that Congressman Frank protested when he was denied a $1 senior discount even though it was meant for those senior citizens who live on a limited income is almost more insulting.

If Congressman Frank is a true believer in taxing the rich because they can afford it, then he can forgo the $1 discount because he can afford it.


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Comments (23)

Somehow the title of the pr... (Below threshold)
epador:

Somehow the title of the previous post seems fitting when run under this post:

"We call upon all our sisters who are virgins..."

but you have to think long and hard about it...

Isn't Massachusetts the sta... (Below threshold)
JJ:

Isn't Massachusetts the state that *offers* to let taxpayers pay MORE than their fair share? How is it their elected officials are always weaseling out of paying anything at all?

As for the ticket clerk...good on you! But expect an audit...

Ball gag him. I'm tired of ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Ball gag him. I'm tired of hearing him whine.

Shoulda kicked his bitch as... (Below threshold)
914:

Shoulda kicked his bitch ass into the drink.

I'm confused! Was it a "fe... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I'm confused! Was it a "ferry ride" or a "fairy ride"?

Class act that Barney Frank... (Below threshold)

Class act that Barney Frank!

"If Congressman Frank is a ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"If Congressman Frank is a true believer in taxing the rich because they can afford it, then he can forgo the $1 discount because he can afford it."

Oh they believe in 'taxing the rich', but being Democrats, they don't believe in actually paying taxes.

Just ask John Kerry.

Of course, it isn't a disco... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Of course, it isn't a discount available to all seniors, it is for those who present the official card. No tickee, no laundry. It's sort of the whole purpose of HAVING the card in the first place - mmmkay, Barn?

If the stingy old goat worries so much about a buck, I wonder what kind of tipper he is?

"Unseemly?" surely you are ... (Below threshold)
Don L:

"Unseemly?" surely you are far too kind. This merely is a window to the absurd arrogance of our ruling class -led by the likes of Obama(his non-taxpaying friends and czars), Dodd ( long list -mortgage, Ireland house), Kerry,(das boat) Hillary (that used underwear writoff) Rangle ( reason deleted as racism)

I would tell Barney to take... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I would tell Barney to take his dollar and shove it up his ass.

Only thing is he may take me up on it.

Since when has Barney Frank... (Below threshold)
CZ:

Since when has Barney Frank ever been afraid to blow a buck?

Once again, I'd like to apo... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Once again, I'd like to apologize to the rest of the country for a politician from Ma., Barney Frank this time.

Why the voters of Ma elect this arrogant SOB is beyond me.

If he'd make this much of a stink over a lousy one dollar senior discount, then I'm positive he's as lousy a tipper as Kerry is known to be.

Want to see the measure of a man? See how they treat those who are serving them or working for them.

Wish he would be as frugal ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Wish he would be as frugal with our money that he is with his own.

Personally, I attribute it ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Personally, I attribute it to dementia.

"Thou doth protest to much..."

He is just as hypocritical as Kerry, especially when it comes to 'other people's money' and him spending it.

By his insisting that he qu... (Below threshold)
MassJim:

By his insisting that he qualified for a "resident" discount, was he admitting that he was not a Massachusetts resident and therefore not eligible to represent Mass in Congress? Was he announcing his retirement? I sure hope that is the case.

I really enjoy seeing all t... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

I really enjoy seeing all the comments about Frank's sexuality here. Out of 15 posts so far there are 5 posts with homosexual references or slang. That is not counting the ball gag reference.
#1 ""We call upon all our sisters who are virgins..."

but you have to think long and hard about it..."
#2 "Shoulda kicked his bitch ass into the drink."
#3 "I'm confused! Was it a "ferry ride" or a "fairy ride"?"
#4 "I would tell Barney to take his dollar and shove it up his ass.
Only thing is he may take me up on it."
#5 "Since when has Barney Frank ever been afraid to blow a buck?"

Just can't stop yourselves can you?

You mean like how liberals ... (Below threshold)
mike:

You mean like how liberals can't stop themselves from calling conservatives teabaggers, racists and uncle tom's?

@16It's tough not ... (Below threshold)
Sadie:

@16

It's tough not to take pot shots at a pot belly, but when someone behaves like a drama queen over a dollar ... expect it.

"Just can't stop yourselves... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Just can't stop yourselves can you?"
Jeff L

You miss the point Jeff. Barney Frank IS A JOKE!
Mr "Let's roll the dice one more time" has done a lot of damage to this country's economy. He's a preening peacock with the taxpayers money, yet demands discounts he's not entitled to.

A FUCKING DOLLAR? On his salary?

#19I'm not a fan o... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

#19

I'm not a fan of Frank's nor am I of the overwhelming majority of politicians from either side of the aisle. I just enjoy the homophobia from posters here. Instead of making a comment about Frank's actions or adding to the discussion the homophobes hurl sexual slurs.
Throwing the f bomb in there really makes your case though.

"Jeff L"Homophobia? ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

"Jeff L"
Homophobia? Seriously if this is how you define homophobia it shows how far our culture has come.

Or how far we haven't come.... (Below threshold)
Raphael M:

Or how far we haven't come.

Why does this really </i... (Below threshold)
Hiernonymous:

Why does this really bother you? "[W]hen he has no problem reaching his chubby little hands into as many taxpayers' pockets as possible so he can fund his leftist agenda..." So you'd be okay with the whole thing if it were his rightist agenda?

"...but that Congressman Frank protested when he was denied a $1 senior discount even though it was meant for those senior citizens who live on a limited income is almost more insulting..." Well, hey, wait a minute; I don't recall a means test for senior discounts, and I thought the idea that anyone who could afford it should pay more was part of - wait for it - a leftist agenda.

Heck, if you're just mad at him for throwing a fit over nothing, well ... ahem ...




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