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.